Christopher John Packer

Christopher John Packer, 17, of Tunkhannock, died Sunday, May 5, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center from injuries received in an ATV accident.

Christopher was born in Tunkhannock on Feb. 14, 1996 to Kevin and Donna Shirtz Packer.

Christopher was a junior attending Tunkhannock Area High School, a member of the wrestling team and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Shirtz, and uncle Glenn M. Packer.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers, David (his twin) and Kevin, both of Tunkhannock; paternal grandparents, Glenn Louis Packer of Wilkes-Barre and Ulrick Patricia Snee of Springville, and maternal grandmother, Janet Shirtz of Tunkhannock; aunts and uncles, Sally and husband Bob Adonizio of Clarks Summit; Teresa Gelnett of Tunkhannock; Bruce and wife Lorraine Gelnett of Tunkhannock; Kenneth and wife Barb Shirtz of Dalton, and Steve and wife Elsie Shirtz of Tunkhannock, as well as several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday from the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church with Pastor Peter Geschwindner presiding. Private interment services will be held at Mountain View Burial Park in Harding. Arrangements are by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Christopher J. Packer Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples National Bank, 83 E. Tioga St., PO Box 149, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street  Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Published in Times Leader on May 7, 2013