After a brave fight against cancer, Christopher “Chris” McKenna, 59, of South Beaver Twp., went home to see his Father. He passed away early on the morning of January 11th.
Chris was born on November 10, 1963 in Holyoke, MA to Edward McKenna and Jane (Mathison) Galyean. After graduating from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, Az, he served our country as a United States Marine. Chris worked for and co-owned Universal Medical Services for the last 35 years.
In his last days, Chris was surrounded by friends and family. Chris loved his pool leagues and breakfast with friends at Lance's Port and Pub. He was happiest cutting wood and on his tractor. Chris was an integral part of his family.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Tina (Pisciotti) McKenna; his two children, SSgt Mark Cooper McKenna and Hannah Elizabeth McKenna; his parents, Jane Galyean and Edward (Sandy) McKenna; siblings, Edward “Ted” (Dana) McKenna, Larry (Tara) McKenna and Angel (Ray) Thurman; beloved nieces and nephews; his sister-in-law, Kimberly Proya; brother-in-law, James Pisciotti; and father-in-law, Ernest Pisciotti; as well as many close friends.
Chris was preceded in death by his aunt, Joan Wales and mother-in-law, Audrey Pisciotti.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at the New Brighton United Methodist Church, 1033 6th Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org) in memory of Chris. This is an organization that helps American heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to first responders and working hard to eradicate homelessness in the veteran population.