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James W. Christman

March 5, 1947 July 22, 2019
James W. Christman
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Obituary for James W. Christman

James W. Christman, 72, of Greenville, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at 11:10 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019 in the emergency room at UPMC Horizon Hospital in Greenville.

He was born in Greenville, on March 5, 1947 to the late Woodrow S. and Dorothy E. (Montgomery) Christman.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of Reynolds High School, served in the US Army during Vietnam, and retired from Greenville Metals where he worked many years as an electrician.

He loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren, and researching his genealogy. He enjoyed taking care of his home and yard, walking his dogs, listening to records, going to auctions and collecting antiques. He was also involved with the Greenpeace movement.

Jim is survived by his wife at home, Shirley (Hutchison) Christman. They were married on August 8, 1969. Also surviving are: two daughters, Jennifer Henry and her husband, Ronald of Hamburg, NY, and Sherry Loutzenhiser and her husband, Tim, of Greenville; two sons, Eric Christman and his fiancé, Bobbie Jo Johnston, of Greenville, and David Christman and his fiancé, Kimberly Liptak, of Greenville; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Baer and her husband, Jon, of Virginia, and Patty Ocho of Florida; a brother, Mark Christman and his wife, Sue, of Texas; and several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Mark Christman.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to: Strayhaven Animal Shelter 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA, 16125 Messages of sympathy, stories, and photos can be shared at:

Arrangements are under the direction of: OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 73-75 Columbia Ave. Greenville, PA 16125


Event Information

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contribution

Strayhaven Animal Shelter

94 Donation Road
Greenville, PA 16125

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