September 27, 1939 — October 6, 2017

G.E. “Chris” Christy, a 30-plus-year citizen of Albany, passed October 6, 2017.

He was born September 27, 1939, in Mount Vernon, Washington and was a proud Navy veteran from the Korean War and after (1957-1966).

He later worked for NASA on the Apollo projects (1966-1972) and finally retired in the private sector all as an electronic technician.

He is a longtime member of the local VFW Chapter 584.

He is survived by his beloved sister Karen Ann Benson of Spokane, Washington; daughter Victoria Lynn Peters and her husband Donald of Spokane; and son Jimmy L. Benson, Jr., and his wife Christine of Kent, Washington. Chris is also survived by three children, Naomi Morris of North Charleston, North Carolina, Raymona Pedigo and her husband David of White Pines, Tennessee, and Eric Morris and his wife Joy of Marcellus, Michigan; five grandchildren, Christopher, Angelica, Andrew, Alex and Jonathan; and five great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Elijah, Ethan, Lilah, and Kari.

Persons wishing to honor Chris’ life, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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