Donald "D.J." E. Christy
July 31, 1961 - July 4, 2010
Donald “D.J.” E. Christy, Jr., 48, of New Oxford, PA died Sunday afternoon, July 4, 2010 at the Golden Living Center, Gettysburg, PA. Born July 31, 1961 in Washington, DC he was the son of Nancy (Merrick) Christy, of Gettysburg and Donald E. Christy, Sr., and his wife Jacqueline, of Gettysburg. He is survived by his sister, Mary Mowin, of Biglerville, PA and will also be missed by his adopted second family Dan, Sr., Barbara, Dan, Jr., Wendy, Elle, Nicole, Dave, Diane, Jack, Nick, and Shandel. Don was a graduate of Gettysburg High School Class of 1979. He was employed for 30 years at Herff Jones Yearbook in Gettysburg where he thoroughly enjoyed and loved working with his coworkers in the shipping and receiving department. Family will receive friends from 6:00 " 8:00 PM, Thursday evening, July 8, 2010 at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway 13th Floor, New York, NY 10006 or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.


Jackie Robinson

To the family of DJ. I truly loved DJ. We had many memories in the HJ Warehouse when trying to retrieve covers. He was the greatest guy with a great big smile and always very helpfu! He will truly be missed by many. May God give the family and friends of DJ peace.

Dan Jr

I'd like to offer my condolences on the passing of one of the nicest people I've ever met. Don always had a nice word to say about everyone. His life was a struggle but you would never know it by talking to him. He worked hard and made the most of his leisure time. He was our adopted family member. If there was a family function....he was there. Thats the way it was.....Don was one of those people that you'd WANT in your family. Never one to "stir the pot". Although sometimes he grew tired of our family's sense of humor. He was serious but cordial....loved conversation. On his last day I told him "no nonsense talk" today. He smiled. He left a lasting impression and will be missed more than I can say. I love you Don.

Patti K

I just wanted to let the family and friends of Donald Christys family know how truly sorry I am of his passing, I enjoyed getting to know him at the nursing home and he will be missed...

Deb and Keith

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Don. Such a wonderful man and friend! He will be greatly missed by all.

Angela Angstadt

My sincere sympathy goes out to his family..I went to High School with DJ, he was a very uplifting individual..I had not seen him for many years since high school, when I ran into him he remembered me immediately with a hug and a smile!..

Donna W

I worked with DJ at Herff Jones for 21 years before I left. He was someone that would bring a smile to your face if you were having a bad day. He will be greatly missed by all.

Lisa Hunt- Wonder

DJ was like my stepbrother I havent got to see much of him the past couple of years but I will always remember him the way he was.Very caring person and always happy. As far as my stepmother and sister always remember he will be watching over you now.We all will miss him very much. R.I.P. D.J.

Patty McGlaughlin

So sorry to hear of D.J.'s passing. My condolences to his loved ones. He will be missed by many. Thanks for some great memories D.J, rest in peace my friend.

Diana Llauget

DJ I sent an email you will never receve I will miss you and your bad jokes .... Its the way you told them that made me smile


I would like to offer our condolences to Dave and Don family. Don was the nicest neighbor anyone could have.He will truly be missed.

Norma Rakus

Condolences to DJ's family at this time. I worked with DJ at Herff Jones for 30 years. Always a nice guy, nice to talk to. Everyone realized his long fight for good health. Now sadly his long brave fight is over. Remember you always DJ.

Char Koontz

I met DJ 12 years ago when I started working at Herff Jones. I liked him instantly & enjoyed working with him for many years. We knew his struggles, however he never complained. He was a great guy, with a quick smile & a fun person to be around. God Bless you DJ, you will be missed. Farewell MTH.

Kat & Don Warner

Dan and Family: Donnie and I both workd with D.J. We shared a love of cats. We always gave him his chocolate chips cookies at Christmas. He was a great person and we along with all will miss him. Love to you, family, and friends. Kat & Don

Patty Weikert Schrider

I graduated from H.S. with D.J. and also worked many years with him at Herff Jones. I never saw D.J. without a smile on his face. He was the most kind and gentle person, always said good things about everyone. I will miss you D.J. but will cherish the wonderful memories we had. You were a true friend!

Jon Lundell

Introduced by Jackie Bishop in High School, working together at the factory and sharing lunch breaks, road trips, seeing bands, and countless other good memories of my friend Deej. I just spoke to him in May. He has a drawing of mine and I was always pleased to hear how much he liked it.

Susan Marcoz

To the family of Don Christy, I met Don last week in the hospital and found and instant connection to him. He seemed like a lovely man full of love for others, love for life, and a beautiful sense of honor and duty to others. I feel he also had a great sense of humor which I was blessed to see just a glimmer of. My most sincere condonlences to all of you for the loss of this wonderful man. I will continue to pray for peace for Don and peace in your grieving in the months and years to come. Susan Marcoz Chaplain Intern Gettysburg Hospital

Adrienne MacPherson Shaffer

I worked with DJ at Herff Jones many years ago. He was a great man, and will be dearly missed. My condolences go out to all his family and friends.

Debbie Newman

I just now learned of Don's passing. Don's radiant personality and kind heart could never be forgotten. His passion and zest for life will always be an inspiration. What an incredible human being. I am blessed to have known him.

Tracey Griffin Vernon

i am heartbroken just finding out about DJ, my childhood neighbor and friend!! I am so sorry to hear this news and hope Nancy and Don know I am thinking of them! I have fond and happy memories of DJ and Mary, my "first" best friend in the world! Please contact me if you like!

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