Friday, April 24, 2009

Sad News - John Christy Passed

From John's Website:


A great tragedy has occurred. Last week, suddenly and unexpectedly, John Christy suffered a tear in his cerebral artery that quickly lead to fatal hemorrhaging. Considering his excellent health, this event has come as a shock to his family and friends. For his students, clients, and readers, John's passing is also a tragedy. For now, will stay active until such time when his family decides what will be done with John's unpublished writings.

Please see the obituary below (from The Indianapolis Star). If you have questions or comments, they will be received by his family at

Mr. John R. Christy, 47, of Carmel, passed away on April 19, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. John was born on April 2, 1962 in Morgantown, West Virginia to Alexander Charles and Clara Ann Lewis Christy. John attended Indiana University playing Football and Baseball, John also attended Anne Arundel Jr. College and finally playing baseball and studying Exercise Physiology at Baylor University. John was a gifted athlete being drafted and playing for the Chicago White Sox as well as the Detroit Tigers. John was the owner/operator of Total Fitness, Inc. where he was a personal trainer/coach/mentor to thousands of clients throughout a 20+ year career. John touched many, many strength to the weak, as well as courage and honor to the timid. John also was a gifted writer and author which is revealed in his writings and his first book "REAL STRENGTH--REAL MUSCLE" John also helped train and coach individuals all over the world though his self-constructed web site , as well as numerous other global publications.

John was a TRUE inspiration, a quiet--but strong leader,whom had the integrity no one could match. A consummate professional, but most of all he was a wonderful, beautiful child of God that grew into a man that loved, honored and cherished his Wife, his Children, his Mother and Father and his Brothers and Sisters. John R. Christy is what is best in men. Survivors include his parents: Alexander and Ann Christy: wife, Jennifer Lynn Snider Christy; children, Olivia Marie, Casey Alexander and Carly Suzanne Christy; sisters, Connie Ann (Bradley) Young, Kathleen (Anthony) Rudicel; brothers; Alexander C. (Jill) Christy Jr. and Jack David Christy.

Family and friends will gather on Friday, April 24, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. in Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mark's United Methodist Church, of which John was a member. You are invited to visit the website where you may share a personal memory of John R. Christy.

*Education and Knowledge were very important to John that is why the family has setup the John R.Christy Memorial Fund-for the benefit of Olivia, Casey, and Carly.

Please send in care of:
The John R. Christy Memorial Fund.
The National Bank of Indianapolis
2714 East 146th Street
Carmel, Indiana. 46033.
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