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Christopher M. "Chris" Giansante
April 15, 1973 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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Christopher M. “Chris” Giansante, 50 of Williamsburg died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning October 10, 2023, at UPMC Altoona following complications from a recent accident.
He was born April 15, 1973, in Altoona, a son of Michael A. and Judith A. (Yeager) Giansante. He married Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Smith on October 6, 2007, in Hollidaysburg.
Surviving are his wife, Betsy; two daughters, Alexandria B. “Alex” Giansante and Francesca C. “Frankie” Giansante, both at home; his parents, Mike and Judy Giansante of Turkey Valley; sister, Gina M. Giansante (Barry Kruis) of Hollidaysburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Deborrah Smith of Lakemont; and numerous extended family members.
Mr. Giansante attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, Williamsburg.
Chris was a 1991 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School.
He was employed as a machinist by Norfolk-Southern Railroad with seventeen years’ service.
Chris enjoyed tractors, four-wheeling, snow-mobiling, hunting, fishing, and assisting local farmers at harvest time.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday October 18, 2023, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday October 19, 2023, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 301 Spruce Street, Hollidaysburg with Rev. Alan Thomas officiating.
Interment will be made at New Canoe Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a fund to benefit Alex and Frankie would be appreciated.