Christopher's Story

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Christopher "Chris" Samuel Donnelly, 25, of West Middlesex, entered into eternal life with his heavenly father on Monday (Nov. 6, 2017). He was a loving son and brother.
Chris was born in Sharon on Sept. 28, 1992, the son of Francis C. "Fran" Donnelly and Brenda (Apa) Burleson. He attended Hickory High School and Youngstown State University.
As a child, Chris loved playing football, baseball, and wrestling. As a teenager, he liked playing paintball with his friends. Most recently, Chris favored landscaping and visiting his sister and brother-in-law in Columbus and playing with his nieces and nephew.
Chris worked at TeleStars in Sharon as an energy consultant. He excelled in this profession and won numerous awards for being top salesperson.
He attended Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon.
He is survived by: his mother, Brenda Apa (Jim) Burleson, of West Middlesex; his father, Fran Donnelly, of Sharon; his sister, Natalie (Derek) Votaw; and nieces Avery and Ivy; and nephew, Vance Votaw, all of Columbus, Ohio; maternal grandparents, John and Doris Apa; paternal grandmother, Regina Donnelly; his uncle, John (Tracy) Apa, all of Hermitage; his aunts, Rhonda Guerino, of Farrell; Paula (Fran) Milkowski, of Erie; Diane Donnelly, of Hermitage; and Joanne McGarrity, of Brookfield; along with many loving cousins.
Christopher was preceded in death by: his grandfather, Charles "Harpo" Donnelly; and uncles, Edward McGarrity and Eugene "Buddy" Guerino.
Chris struggled with heroin addiction for the last 10 years. He fought a long, hard battle to beat this disease. Addiction does not discriminate. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Christopher's memory to Joshua's Haven, Box 128, Sharon, 16146.

Christopher, 25, of West Middlesex.
Calling hours: None. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday (11-11-17) at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 263 E. State St., Sharon, with Rev. Dr. Philip Makari officiating.
Cremation will take place.
Arrangements by HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on November 8, 2017
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