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James B. “Jim” Christian, 64

May 21, 2018

James B. “Jim” Christian, 64, a lifelong resident of Lancaster, passed away May 21st, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy, after a brief illness.
He was born in Lancaster on October 28th, 1953 and was the son of James B. Baldwin and the late Evelyn M. Christian. He shared a long-time partnership with Jody L. Miles, also of Lancaster.
He was a 1972 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, where he was a star of the basketball team. He attended Franklin & Marshall College where he studied Chemical Engineering.
Jim was a self-employed entrepreneur and businessman. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Anthony’s Church. He served as an officer at The American Legion Post #34, was a member at The Conestoga Elks Club and was a former member of Meadia Heights Country Club. Jim loved the game of golf, and was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
In addition to his father and partner, Jim is survived by a son, Michael J., husband of Dena Christian, Mt. Joy, a daughter, Jennifer K., wife of Darren Conner, of Harrisburg, three grandchildren, Alyssa, Landon and Sydney Conner, of Harrisburg, two stepchildren, two sisters, Francis Hoover, of York, and Denise, wife of Larry Johnson, of Lancaster and several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private memorial service and graveside service will be held.

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Condolences to the Family

May 21, 2019

My friend Jim…we lost you 1 year ago today. I have thought about you every day of this year. You will continue to be in my thoughts every day. Still miss you like crazy. Love you jim.
lisa

December 22, 2018

You were in my thoughts on your birthday in october and you are in my thoughts at this Christmas time. Missing you like crazy. Happy birthday and merry Christmas. I will miss you always
lisa

July 18, 2018

Still missing you Jim, always will
lisa

June 06, 2018

Jim was always ready with a smile, I loved his stories about life and how he was always ready to just talk. He was funny and  insightful. God was ready to take him home before we were ready. You will be missed. Heaven has received a kind, compassionate Angel.
AnnMarie Fluke

May 31, 2018

James B Christian was a strong gentle man. He was my Uncle and God father he helped a lot of people with his turkey drive. He employed a lot of people. His generosity was one of a kind. He will be miss and loved.

May 29, 2018

To the family, I was sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. It’s been years since I saw him but I remember
him as being such a kind and well put together man. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the
days to come.  Love to you all and to my sister-in-law, Frances.
Jean Willford, York, PA

May 29, 2018

Condolences to Jim’s children. Wow, I am in shock as I just saw Jim a couple weeks ago at the Legion and we were laughing and having a good time! This picture is Jim; always smiling and welled dressed at the Legion. I will miss my friend Jim and our talks.  Rest in peace Jim. Love Diane S.  

May 28, 2018

To my sister, Jody,  and all of Jim’s relatives,… thinking of you all. What a whirlwind over a few weeks…a surprising terminal diagnosis,  a scary ER trip  after a stroke, news that the cancer was acutely effecting him,  a blessing of hospice involvement and availability of inpatient placement , but then another shock  to deal with his passing the next day. Prayers for processing grief, anger, confusion…..but also receiving a blessing to the end of suffering of Jim and effects on family to watch deterioration over time.   Hugs to all, Beth and  John Haslett

May 27, 2018

Jim!!!
Oh, how I miss you my dear friend! Not a day passes by that you are not in my thoughts!Jim is an AWESOME man and he will be deeply missed by many! A kind man that helped so many! A leader that guided many.I pray that the family is at peace and finds comfort during this difficult time! All our deep serious conversations will never be forgotten Jimmy!  God has you by his side and although you will be missed, we will meet again! May your soul rest in peace my dear friend
Josie ❤💙❤

May 27, 2018

Jennifer  –  thinking of you and your children at this time of family loss. May your thoughts & words of family give you strength to move forward. 
Warmly  –  Kelly’s mom Susie 🌹 ❤

May 27, 2018

Rest in peace, in the hands of God, the prayers of many lifting you up to His hands.
For a life well lived, loved, admired and respected by many who knew you and knew of you. God keep you and your loved ones.  Your light will remain to help guide others along a path of brotherhood and goodwill.
 
Rest in peace, brother.
 
Kenneth Murray

May 27, 2018

I wish to extend my condolences to Jim’s family. My husband Shimpy and I considered Jim a good friend. We always enjoyed talking to him at Valentino’s. He was a great help to me when I lost my husband four years ago. I was so surprised to hear of his passing. I saw him a while ago and we had a great talk. I will miss him.
Shirley Shimp
 
 

May 27, 2018

Jim and I played basketball at McCaskey. He was a tenacious player. We saw each other through the years and he was always friendly and gracious and humble. Condolences to his family and friends.

May 27, 2018

Condolences to Jim’s family. Andy and Margaret Garrety will miss our conversations at Belevdere.

May 27, 2018

MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY OF JIM. JIM WAS A GOOD MAN AND GENEROUS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. I DID BUSINESS WITH JIM FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND HE WAS ALWAYS HONEST WITH ME AND FUN TO BE AROUND . UNFORTUNATELY HE WAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY A NUMBER OF PEOPLE FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT .
REST IN PEACE JIM
JACK WHALEN
 

May 27, 2018

James was a great friend. his kindness and laughter was a joy. I am bereaved at his sudden passing. he will be missed. love, pat krushinsky
 
 

May 26, 2018

To Jim’s loved ones: Jim was a special chapter in my life. I am Mike Moore, his chief pilot at Chem-Con. We had many ventures together, some good and some not so good. But he always treated me with the greatest respect and his comraderie was priceless. We ran into each other on occasion throughout the years, and it  was always like time had not passed. He was a true friend, and knew how to treat people well. I will miss that friendship. I wish you all peace in this difficult time. Know that he touched my heart as well. 

May 26, 2018

Jennifer and Jody,
I am so very very sorry and shocked to hear of this news. My family and I have long been patrons of Valentino’s and I will deeply miss seeing Jimmy there. He was a great friend of my grandfather, Shimpy, whom we also lost a few years ago. They shared a love of sports and golf. He was an all around great guy! I’m certain he’s sharing sports highlights and old timers memories with my grandfather in heaven! Just know, he spoke very very highly of you and his grandchildren. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May the memories of him comfort you in your time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jody, and your family. Please accept our deepest condolences. He will be missed!
Blessings, 
Brandy & Alex and Harold “Shimpy” Shimp and the whole Shimp family. 

May 25, 2018

My Deepest Condolences to the Family
Jimbo was a childhood friend and Thank you for all the kind things you did that’s what I will remember….RIP….Brenda Stone and the Dennison Family

May 25, 2018

My friend I will miss you always
lisa

May 25, 2018

I was so sorry to hear this. I played basketball against Jim in Jr High and with him at McCaskey.  My condolences to your family and I pray you are comforted through this time.  RIP.

May 25, 2018

The picture of Jim is exactly how I remember him — always smiling.  We will miss you at the Legion, sitting at the same table just inside the door in front of the jukebox.  Condolences to the family on your loss.
God Bless You All…
Dave H.

May 24, 2018

I will forever miss you Uncle Jim ❤️

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