Death of a Classmate - Alan Shirley CHRISTNER -20th Co.

Alan Shirley CHRISTNER, 86, passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2019 after an eight-month battle with cancer. Alan was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 22, 1932. He leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife of 38 years, Margaret Christner; and a large, loving family of six children and their spouses that include, Alan and Michele Christner III, Edward and Charity Christner, Richard and Karen Christner, Pamela Ann Christner, Kathy and Alan Giner, and Karen and Kevin Good. He was also "Opa" to his 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. We also wish to recognize the loving care and comfort provided by the staff of Suncoast Hospice and Visiting Angels. Alan was a United States Naval Academy graduate, Class of 54', a fighter pilot, and a retired Lt. Colonel, Squadron Commander, 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL. Following his Air Force career, Alan graduated from Stetson Law School and enjoyed many successful years practicing law on Indian Rocks Beach with his wife Margaret. He was also an avid tennis and golf player. A one-hour Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, followed by his interment at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Keep 'em, Flying Alan!

Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 17, 2019
Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park
13401 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 562-2080

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