In Memory of




Obituary for Brian A. Christina

Brian A. Christina, 53, of Fredonia, New York, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. He is
finally at peace after a long struggle with addiction. We are comforted knowing that he is in the
loving presence of his grandparents, Andrew Sr. and Eunice Christina, Florence and Joseph
Lynch, aunt and uncle Evelyn and James Kiehlmeier, aunt and uncle Robert and Hattie Lynch,
aunt and uncle James and Madeline Lynch and cousin Camron Kiehlmeier.
Brian was born in Dunkirk on February 13, 1969, the son of Andrew and Patricia Lynch
Christina. He was a 1987 graduate of Fredonia High School. Brian was an excellent athlete,
playing baseball and football. He was on the 1986 FHS ‘Billies championship football team that
played at Rich Stadium. He also enjoyed playing golf.
Brian was an avid music fan and enjoyed attending concerts and music festivals and sharing
and listening to music with friends and family. He was gregarious and outgoing, making friends
wherever he went, from Tucson, Arizona, to North Platte, Nebraska, to Ohio and Pennsylvania.
People were drawn to his gorgeous smile and generous spirit. Brian had a tremendous work
ethic, always striving to improve every place he was employed and making each place better for
his having worked there. He was a wonderful chef and enjoyed creating delicious meals for
friends and family. In particular, he loved using his smoker and his grill to make amazing
barbeque ribs.
He cherished spending time with his nieces and nephew, and they loved hiking, camping,
skiing, swimming, attending baseball games and going out to eat with Uncle Brian.
Brian is survived by his parents, his sister Kara Christina (Andrew Ludwig), brother Barrett
Christina (Jodie Corbeil), nieces Diana Ludwig, Tatum Christina, Piper Christina, and nephew
Owen Ludwig. Also surviving are his aunt, Sr. Rita Lynch, and several cousins. He also leaves
behind his sweet bull terrier, Sylvie.
A graveside service will be held for members of the family. Flowers gratefully declined.
Condolences can be sent to If desired, donations may be made
to the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry.
Fare thee well, Brian. May the four winds blow you safely home.