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Anthony D. "Tony" Christian

Anthony D. "Tony" Christian, 62, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, after a motor vehicle accident.

Tony was born on September 16, 1955, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Leon and Helen (Davis) Christian.

Tony graduated from Sandusky High School in Sandusky, Ohio, in 1973. Following a proud military career, he worked in payroll for the United States Government as an IT Specialist for Defense Finance and Accounting Systems (DFAS), first in Pensacola, Florida, and then in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended and received support from his church.

He was very passionate about sports and enjoyed attending various athletic events.

His family, in his marriage to Honey Rudinger (deceased), knew him to be a kind and loving stepfather with a warm sense of humor and progressive values, who enjoyed good food, live music, family time at home, and playing with the family dogs, Pudgy, Heidi and B.J.. His stepdaughters nicknamed him "Chef Antoine" because he was the only one in the family who could cook well.

He was remarried to former wife, Brenda Faye Parker in Pensacola and was a member there of The Unity Church of Pensacola. They had two cats that he jokingly referred to as his ‘children'. In his spare time in Indiana, he enjoyed working out, attending festivals and concerts, jazz, good wine, and spending time with friends who will miss him and knew him to be caring and kind.

In addition to his parents, Tony is survived by two2 step daughters, BethAnne Rudinger of Texas and Jennifer Rudinger of North Carolina; 1 one step granddaughter, Solia Curiel of Texas; a brother, Keith Christian of Sandusky, Ohio, two sisters, Alrie` (B. Wayne) Matthews of Sandusky (along with her son, Adel and daughter, Breaonne) and Susan Christian of California, a loving aunt and uncle and many cousins.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 11 am until time of memorial service at 12 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870. Pastor Michael Stinson will be officiating, with help from Pastor Barbara Houston of St. Stephens A.M.E. Church, and Pastor and relative, Thomas Darden.

Those wishing to contribute to Tony's memory may do so to Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 or the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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