Christine L. Kintner, 53, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at her residence with her family at her side following an extended courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 14, 1966 in Warren, PA. Christine was a lifelong Warren area resident. She was a 1984 graduate of Warren Area High School and a 1989 graduate of Jamestown Community College where she earned her associate degree in Art. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Christine was a volunteer with the Warren YMCA as a pre-school care teacher and worked at the front desk. She was honored as Warren YMCA Volunteer of the Year. Christine also was a participant of the Warren YMCA Livestrong Cancer Survivors Program. She was active volunteer with the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society with their Relay for Life and Daffodil Days. She enjoyed being a part of the Audubon Community Nature Center, working with the Kim Slocum Art Studio and Lakewood & Bemus Point Art Groups. In her youth, she enjoyed being one of the first girls to play in the Warren Little League where she excelled to be a good ball player. She also had participated in the Warren Elks Hoop Shoot.
One of her last great trips was the honor of receiving an adult make a wish trip, coordinated by Jamie’s Dream Team of Pittsburgh, the Warren YMCA and Dr. Keith Price. The trip was a 7 day stay at Animal Kingdom and Disney in Orlando, FL which was made possible by the generous contributions of the Warren area community, family and friends. Christine enjoyed spending summers with her family at her grandparents Bournes Beach cottage on Lake Erie. She is remembered by all who knew her, as a strong woman who was very caring and appreciative. Christine always had a positive attitude and a smile in the face of adversity.
Christine is survived by her parents, Morris H. and Carolyn M. Engberg Kintner of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Cynthia Paschke and husband, Ken of Chardon, OH., 1 Niece – Allison Shalek and husband, Evan of Mentor, OH., 1 Nephew – Geoffrey Paschke of Pittsburgh, PA., 1 Great Nephew – Thatcher Shalek of Mentor, OH., 4 Aunts – Bonnie Engberg of Jamestown, N.Y., Anita Seaberg and husband, Steve of Elmira, N.Y., Sue Engberg of Fredonia, N.Y., Judy Wentz and husband, Bill of Virginia Beach, VA.
Christine was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents – Edward and Rose Carpenter Engberg, paternal grandparents – Morris H. and Lois Heath Kintner, Sr., 1 Uncle – David C. Engberg, 1 Aunt – Doris Lanphere and most recently her loving and faithful friend, her dog, a terrier mix, Mazie May.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4 to 7 P.M. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, September 7, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA., at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Mark Hecht, Pastor, and Jon Swart, former Associate Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the First United Methodist Church gardens.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365, ( or Jamie’s Dream Foundation, 4617 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA, 15132, or the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.
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