Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ


Richard Dale Christner

January 7, 1946February 10, 2020

Richard Dale Christner was born on January 7, 1946 in Plain City, Ohio and passed away on February 10, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Richard Dale Christner

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Ritch & Courtney Lorello

February 19, 2020

We miss you so very much our dear friend! We were so privileged to have known you.
We will meet again.
Much love and gratitude!

Tonya Risser

February 17, 2020

I am so heartbroken over your families loss, though I celebrate with you as Rich is with his Savior! I have many memories spending the night at your house Terri, I also remember traveling with your family to Ohio, as well as the memories of your family at Sunnyslope. I will always remember Rich as friendly, kind, hard-working, and a godly man of character. He will be missed, he has left a legacy to be proud of. Love you all.

Tonya Risser

Jeff & Marti Moran

February 14, 2020

Our prayer is for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to surround you at this time and in the days ahead!

Merle Headings

February 13, 2020

Merle and Verna cannot believe Richard is no longer here, we are so sorry to hear this....Salinda, our prayers are with you now and the many days to come....We LOVE you much

Angela Sanguino

February 13, 2020

We always looked forward to your visits to Ohio. Victoria definitely considers you both as her bonus grandparents. I always loved Richard’s gentle spirit and his great sense of humor. And of course we enjoyed visiting you at Miller’s Ice Cream and our trips to Der Dutchman farmer’s table. We love you Salinda. We are praying God wraps His arms around you with peace and comfort. Love, Carlos, Angela and Victoria

Cornelia Hostetler

February 13, 2020

Our hearts break for you Salinda. He's gone so quickly! Bill and I will dearly miss Richard and all our precious times together. We're praying for you as you transition your daily life. You're always welcome in our home. Love you!

Sally Hershberger

February 13, 2020

My memories take me back to your first dates with Richard. We double dated when you and I went to Berlin Bible School and we went to Plain City one weekend. There was Rich...that's where it all began. We've enjoyed your friendship over the many years since then. Sending our love, hugs and prayers during this difficult time to you and your family.

Karen Kile Vance

February 13, 2020

Richard and I were friends from high school. After a few decades we reconnected over ice cream and Der Dutchman. It was always great to see summer arrive and know that Richard and Salinda would appear. I consider it a great blessing to have spent moments with both. His warm, welcoming smile and quiet demeanor will endure in my memory.

Lee Kane

February 13, 2020

I want to thank this man Rich for being an ambassador of God. Also for being a mentor to me. You will be missed.