Age 94, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 25, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Christine was the fourth born child of Andrew Kiyfes and Anna Klarich on July 29, 1923, in Bethel Park. She was a beloved wife for 72 years of the late James Warren Fischer, where they resided in Bethel Park throughout their life. Christine is survived by her two daughters, Jacqueline Fischer Stewart (and late Dr. A. Van Stewart), Janice Fischer Currie (Keith). She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mark Stewart, Laura Stewart Taylor (Chris), Jeffery Stewart (Lori), Sarah Currie, Julie Currie; and four great- grandchildren, Madison Stewart, Cameron Taylor, Ethan Stewart, and Colin Taylor. She was the sister to the late Andrew Kiyfes (Lee), Johanna Strinic (Michael), Marion Skoncey (Michael); and survived by her sister, Elizabeth Pokrajac (George); as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Christine graduated from Bethel High School, and was active in track and cheerleading and was May Queen, just prior to her graduation in 1942. Christine was one of the few that was selected to first introduce the Bethel Park Alma Mater to the school board and student body when first composed. Christine then achieved her dream and opened the well-known Chris' Children's Shop located in Bethel Park for 39 years. Christine was a founding member of the Bethel Park Professional Women's Club and an active member in the Achates Club as well as Bethany Lutheran Church. Upon retirement, she traveled, enthusiastically supported the Bethel Park Music and Sports Programs, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She had great love for her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Bethany Lutheran Church (address listed above). Arrangements by CREMATION SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
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PostedNovember 21, 2017