John Paul Christoffel

15 septembre 19404 juin 2021

John P. Christoffel of Elkridge, MD passed away on June 4, 2021. John was born on September 15, 1940 in Syracuse, NY to Karl and Kathryn Christoffel. John graduated high school in 1958 from Smith Tech in Syracuse, NY. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology for two years before he joined the US Navy in 1960.

John joined the US Navy in 1960 as a cryptological technician. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1983. In his service he received many acclamations.

After retiring, he worked for Lockheed Martin in Hanover, MD as a defense contractor. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2006.

John enjoyed volunteering. He volunteered for the Elkridge Fire Department for over 25 years, serving as the Secretary of Board of Directors. He also volunteered at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport as a Pathfinder for 13 years.

In 1978, he married Mary Ann, becoming an instant father of her three daughters. John enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved to take vacation with his children and grandchildren. John was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for 37 years. He delivered many casseroles for Our Daily Bread.

John was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Kathryn Christoffel, his sister Joan Christoffel Sauer, and his brother Robert Christoffel. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann, his daughters Lori (Woody) Buchman of Columbia, MD, Linda (Christopher) Stanley of Fruitland, MD, and Lisa (Kenneth) Goodnight of Alpharetta, GA. He is also survived by his grandchildren Philip, Kyle, Dylan (Abby), Trevor, Nicholas and Aiden. He is also survived by his brother William (Pam) Christoffel of Hagerstown, MD, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private ceremony to be held for the family with interment with Military honors at Meadowridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in John’s name to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044.


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John Paul Christoffel


Lynn Waldman

7 juin , 2021

Sincere condolences to John’s family. At Lockheed Martin, he was always so cheerful, helpful, hard-working, and a mentor to several. There’s no doubt he was welcomed home with, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Sheila Grable

5 juin , 2021

John will be in our hearts and memories forever.

Art Ziener

5 juin , 2021

John was one of the finest, hardest working men that I ever met. I worked with him at Lockheed Martin for many years, including several work-related trips to Japan. He was a tribute to his family, the Navy, and his country. He will be sadly missed by all who ever knew him. God Bless.