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Wednesday May 2nd, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Thursday May 3rd, 2018
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Charles H. "Chip" Christman

Chip Christman, age 55, peacefully left his family behind on April 29, 2018, after a recent diagnosis with a rare genetic disease called Alpha-1 Anti-Trypsin Deficiency. He is survived by wife Mary (Hake), whom he married on Maui Beach in 1995, and three beloved children: Joslyn (John) O’Grady, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA; Jacob, OSU finance student; John, Eaton High School senior; and two grandsons, Owen and Gavin O’Grady. He is also survived by his father, Curt Christman (and fiancé Maureen Bolinger) Eaton; and his brother Rob (Kelly) Christman, Springboro. His mother, Ruth Ann Christman, preceded him in death in 2006. He leaves behind Eatonians Julie Clark Hake; Diane (Doug) Cole; Susan (Andy) Conley; Ken (Karen) Hake; Peggy (Mark) Vosler; and Becky (Doug) Morin. Also John (Gretchen) Hake (West LaFayette, IN/China); Julia (Joe) DiCicco (Bellbrook, OH), and many beloved nieces and nephews. Special childhood friends: Tony Miley, Andy Weadick, Brian Dearth, and Bret Hart. Chip loved living in Eaton where he was born April 27, 1963. He graduated from Eaton High School in 1981 and Miami University with a finance degree in 1985. His career included Bank One, Fifth Third Bank, Eaton National Bank, and most presently Twin Valley Bank. Chip was strongly community-minded. Servant roles include: Washington Township Fiscal Officer the past 29 years, Lions Club, the Investors Club, the Eaton Foundation, Visitation Church Choir, Miami University Glee Club, the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, formerly the HIT Foundation and YMCA board member. Chip was known as Mary’s “energizer bunny” for his love of family, exceptional intelligence, wit, humor, taking daily walks with fur babies, Sedona (Lab) and Joey (Aussie Shepherd), and his dream of learning to fly. He was a voracious reader of aviation and history. Chip was a talented outdoorsman who enjoyed golf and grooming his lawn. He cherished Broadway Musicals and singing with groups and choirs. May you rest serenely, Chip, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Everyone who remembers Chip is asked to celebrate in their own way. Instead of flowers Chip would want you to reach out and complete an unexpected/unsolicited act of kindness for someone less fortunate in his name. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home of Eaton where Visitation will be held Wednesday May 2nd from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mass will be held Thursday May 3rd at the Visitation Catholic Church in Eaton at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Guestbook

Chip will remembered fondly and truly missed. It was always a joy and a pleasure to spend time with such a fun-loving, humorous man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. With living memories, Brad and Mary Neavin

Mary Neavin May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Mary, Greg and I are here for you and the boys for whatever you need! My fondest memory with Chip were the swim meets when the kids were younger. Sitting around all day talking and laughing at his funny stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Chris, Greg Waxler and family!

Chris Waxler May 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Christman

Chris Waxler May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to Mary and family. Chip was an early board member at Home is the Foundation. He was instrumental in those early days in helping us form the community housing champion it is today. Honored to know him. He will be forever in our hearts.......... Mary Bullen

Mary Bullen May 2 2018 12:00 AM

You will be missed by many. You was a great guy,, but now you are at peace.. Keep it together in heaven till we all again there. RIP Chip

Sandra Martin (Baker) May 2 2018 12:00 AM

My love and prayers are with Mary and Family. Holding you so close .

Sherri Webb May 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Christman

Sherri Webb May 2 2018 12:00 AM

One of the funniest people & best story tellers I have had the privilege of knowing..... 4 years as my boss & countless dog walks. A great man who loved his family & was very proud of all of you. Thoughts & prayers to all.

Juli Troutman May 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Christman

Juli Troutman May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our sympathies, prayers and love from STL (Tony's inlaws)

The Sansone Family May 1 2018 12:00 AM

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