George J. Cristia, age 91 of Massillon, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019.
He was born May 7, 1928, in Canton the son of the late Paul and Mary (Dan) Cristia.
George was a veteran of WWII serving the U.S. Army. He later joined the U.S. Navy serving with the Seabees.
George had worked for Great Lakes Construction and later became self employed heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Massillon K of C, Massillon VFW #3124, and Sons of Herman. He was a life member of the Operating Engineers Local # 18 joining in 1950.
George is survived by his son and daughter-in-law David and Laurie Cristia, daughter and son-in-law Donna and Carl Diuk, granddaughter Tina (Greg) Hockensmith, grandson George Young, great grandchildren, Megan, Nathan and Andrew Hockensmith.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda who died in 2004, four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10 A.M.in the Chapel at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to thank George's neighbors, friends at Dillon's and Sons of Herman for the great time over many years.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sons of Herman, 1994 Deermont Ave. N.W., Massillon, Ohio 44647.
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Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel 330-830-0148.
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The Sons and Daughters of Herman Benevolent Fund
1994 Deermont Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44647,