Ernest A. Christian Jr.

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RAVENA Ernest A. Christian Jr., 75, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital. Ernest was born and lived all his life in Ravena. He was a 1946 graduate of Albany Boys Academy and he graduated from Albany Business College in 1948. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Ernie retired in 1980 after 30 years of service with Exxon Deepwater Terminal in Glenmont. He was a member of the Masons for 53 years, a member of the Ravena Fish and Game Club, the RC Sportsman Club and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Ravena. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lyons Christian of Ravena; his children, Diane (Carl) Cronheim of New York City, Aleta Christian of Pa. and Sheri (James) Datri of Ravena; grandchildren, Adam and Morgan Cronheim and Angela, Brianna and Samuel Datri; his uncle, Luther Laraway of Fla. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, July 26th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Contributions in memory of Ernest may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205-1187 or to the Ravena Fish & Game Club, Star Road, Ravena, NY 12143.

Published in Albany Times Union from July 24 to July 25, 2003