Christopher Lloyd Umstead

| July 9, 2018

Christopher Lloyd Umstead, 47, passed away suddenly of natural causes on July 5, 2018, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca, PA.

He was born to parents Charles and Carol (Alt) Umstead-Miller on July 13, 1970.

After graduating from Franklin High School, class of 1988, Christopher went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Liberty University. He worked as a counselor at Bethesda Children Home in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

During his time in high school, Christopher excelled at wrestling. Hunting, camping, and fishing were also favorite pastimes of his, but most of all he was a devoted father and was so proud of his children. He also loved to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team and was a member of the Ephrata Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his father, Charles L. Umstead of Franklin; his two sons, Hunter Umstead and Jonah Umstead, both of Ephrata, PA; his daughter, Brianna Umstead of Ephrata, PA; his brother, Craig Umstead and his wife, LeAnne, of Franklin; and his sister, Cassandra Johnson, of Franklin.

Christopher is further survived by his two aunts, Linda Clingensmith of New Castle, and Shirley Dierfenderfer of Franklin; and his nieces and nephews, Tyara, Jordan, Malik, Kayla, Aaliyah, Issac, Bryce, Tyler, and Olivia.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Carol (Alt) Umstead-Miller and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Family and friends will be received at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held following the visitation at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jonathan Bell, officiating.

Interment will be held at Franklin Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Venango County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Oil City, PA 16301.

To send online condolences, flowers, cards, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.


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