David D. Christenson
1963 - 2017
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David D. Christenson

With profound sadness we announce that David D. Christenson passed away quietly, in the early afternoon of December 13, 2017, after a three-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer.

Born in Erie, on March 15, 1963, the son of Duane "Skip" Christenson of Millcreek and the late Mary Christenson.

Dave and best friend Rich Nevens founded the 80s pop duo Stabilizers. The band enjoyed local and national success, which brought them to Los Angeles, where Dave married and raised two amazing sons. Dave later joined the L.A. professional audio industry, enjoying a career which took him to Asia, Australia, Europe and South America, and ultimately led him and his family to Seattle, Washington, where he spent the remainder of his life. Until the end, Dave stayed active in the Seattle music scene, continuing to write and record music until just a few days before his passing.

To those who were fortunate enough to know him, Dave will always be remembered as an amazing artist, father, husband, brother, uncle, son and friend who lit up any room he walked into. Dave was a true gentleman with charm and charisma, an unending enthusiasm for his family, friends, and life, and a sense of humor that was infectious and inspirational to the end. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Dave is survived by his father, brother Doug, sisterin-law Vera, their children Kendall, Devin, Lauren and Pierce, his sister Lisa Filipski, brother-in-law Mike, their children Ryan and Jenna, and his wife Robyn and their sons Ian and Sean.

Memorial services will be held in Seattle and Los Angeles in mid-January and in Erie, Pennsylvania later that month. Local arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd.

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Published in Erie Times-News on Dec. 23, 2017.
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January 25, 2018

Dear Family
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My prayers are with you and your family.
With deepest condolences.
December 31, 2017
Dear Mr. Christenson and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. May God grant you peace and comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering. May your memories also comfort you. Sally (Gillespie) Dawson
Sally Dawson
December 24, 2017
Skip and family,
We pray for your comfort at this time of sadness. Your family was special Skip and your children were always there for you. Including David. May God grant you peace. Murph and Judy
December 23, 2017
Our sympathy and prayers to the whole Family for your Great Loss ! A wonderful young man when we knew him before, before he left Erie, always Happy & ready to enjoy tomorrow ! Sadly gone too soon.
Mike & Amy Reigel
December 23, 2017
Doug and Dave's family, we are very sorry for your loss.
John and Mary Lou McCall
December 23, 2017

You, and your family have my most sincere sympathy for your loss of David. The apple didn't fall far from the tree. He was a kind, compassionate gentleman, just like his Dad. Please know that David, you, and your family will be remembered in my prayers. May God grant you His peace.
Gary Borowy
December 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you! Skip, I am so sorry for your loss. May David Rest In Peace.
Vivian Specter
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