Obituary of William P. Christiansen
William P. Christiansen, 83 of Deerfield passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
William was born in Utica on July 16, 1936, a son of the late William and Lena (Miani) Christiansen. He was raised locally and was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. On April 4, 1959 at St. Peter’s Church, N. Utica, William was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sinker. For many years until his retirement he was employed with General Electric Co. He was a member of American Legion Post 229 and the Eagles Club. William was also a parishioner of St. Peter's Church, N. Utica, where he held tight to his Catholic religion attending Mass weekly. Throughout his life Bill always enjoyed golfing, softball and bowling and most of all he loved to hate the Yankees. Most important Bill cherished family get togethers, especially to play cards, and looked forward to Sunday afternoon calls from his brother John.
William is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his daughter, Judith Christiansen, Utica; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Theresa Christiansen, Whitesboro; a granddaughter, Amy Christiansen; two great grandchildren, Ryan and Leah; two sisters, Joanmarie Sokolowski and husband, Thomas, Utica and Mary Dunham, Bardonia, NY; five brothers, John and wife, Carol, NC, Kenneth and wife, Ellen, NH, Richard and wife, Mary, N. Utica, Joseph and wife, Ellen, Utica and Peter and friend, Marge, Utica; in-laws, Norma Christiansen, Marcy, Roger and Linda Nowak, Depew, NY, and Linda Sinker, Utica. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
William was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Faith, two brothers, James and Douglas, three brothers-in-law, Philip Sinker, William Sinker and Gary Dunham and two nephews, Frank Christiansen and Joshua Christiansen.
Mr. Christiansen’s funeral will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 at St. Peter’s Church, N. Utica. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus and Casimir Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hours at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica are Friday (TODAY) from 4-7. Those so wishing may make donations to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Christiansen, please visit Tribute Store