Walter Christ

Walter Christ

Thursday, November 18th, 1937 Friday, October 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Walter R. Christ

Walter R. Christ, 82, of the Highlands at Wyomissing, and formerly of Muhlenberg Township, Laureldale and Fleetwood, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 in his residence. He was the husband of Carolyn T. (Trexler) Christ, to whom he was married for fifty-six years.
Born in West Reading, Walter was the son of the late Walter J. and Mabel S. (Rothermel) Christ. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: David W. Christ, husband of Lori (Houser) Christ, Laureldale; a daughter: Sandra L. (Christ), wife of Sean O'Connor, West Chester; two grandchildren: Courtney Christ, Syracuse and Tyler Christ, Laureldale; and a brother: Daniel R. Christ, husband of Julia (Dries) Christ, of Phoebe Berks, Wernersville.
Walter was a 1955 graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, a 1959 graduate of Ursinus College, and a 1962 graduate of Eckels College of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Walter was a funeral director for thirty-six years owning and operating the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home in Fleetwood from 1964 to 1972 and the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., Laureldale from 1973 until his retirement in 2001.
Walter was a member and former consistory member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Fleetwood. He served on the Board of Directors of the Fleetwood Bank for twenty-five years. Other memberships include Huguenot Lodge #377 F. & A.M., Reading Consistory, Rajah Shrine, Muhlenberg Lions Club, Fleetwood Grange, and Moselem Golf Club Old Goats.
Graveside services will be private in Fleetwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul's U.C.C. Endowment, 5 W. Arch Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522 or Salvation Army, 301 S. 5th Street, Reading, PA 19602. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport is honored to be caring for Walter and his family at this time. For online condolences, please visit,

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    Fleetwood Cemetery
    Main Street
    FLEETWOOD, Pennsylvania
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Frederick H. Gieringer

Mr. Walter R. Christ shall always be remembered as one of the Best of the many fine young men who grew up in our small American town of Fleetwood. I will always remember his unique smile and laugh and his ability at playing catcher on the Fleetwood High baseball team.
Comment | Posted at 02:57pm via Condolence

Larry M. Kline

Our sincerest condolences Carolyn. Walter will be sincerely missed at Lions Club. We will miss his sense of humor at our dinner meetings. I will miss him telling me, not to tell you what he had for dessert, then he would give me his big smile and laugh. I enjoyed his company so much. Walter was a gentleman.
Comment | Posted at 03:43pm via Condolence

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Comment | Posted at 07:37pm via Condolence

Peter Merkel

Dear Carolyn and Family

Walter was a great friend. We got along so well
For all these years. I will miss him a lot.

Peter Merkel
Comment | Posted at 09:08am via Condolence

Robert Stull

Carolyn, please accept our condolences. We grieve with you. We know it is difficult to accept when someone that's been part of your life for so long will no longer be there. However, you have all the beautiful memories of your lives together. Our prayers hopefully, will add to your strength to move forward knowing that Walter is at peace and once more united with those that have gone on before.
Nancy & Robert Stull, Lancaster
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