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Christina L. Chervenak

October 14, 1923 — December 27, 2016

Christina L. Chervenak, 93, passed away peacefully in Hamilton Grove on

Dec. 27, 2016. She was born in Beckley, WV to J. Albert and Grace Bailey Lares on Oct. 14,

1923 and was a resident of Pennington, NJ for over 60 years.

Christina was a devout Christian, devoted mother and wife, fabulous cook, accomplished

seamstress and whiz with numbers. She held many jobs throughout her life, from her first

employment at Woolworth to her last as secretary at the Pennington Presbyterian Church.

She was generous in volunteering her time and talents to various individuals and

organizations including the Pennington Library, 4-H, and Pennington United Methodist

Church where she last served as treasurer for many years. She was an avid reader and

member of the former Pennington Kleio Club. She treasured family vacations at Myrtle

Beach, loved to swim, and was a member of the Penn Brook Swim Club and Early Morning

Swim group.

Chris is predeceased by her parents; husbands, James Forrest Allen and Michael

Chervenak; daughter, Jamie Allen; brothers, Leo Lares and David Lares; sister, Wanda

Gravely; and son-in- law, Earle Johnson. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth “Betsy”

Johnson and Grace Allen Hollendonner and husband, Bruce; two sons, Michael Chervenak

and wife Linda and Robert Chervenak and wife Deborah; and a brother, The Rev. John

Lares and wife Sandy. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and many great

grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Pennington United

Methodist Church, 60 South Main St., Pennington, with the Rev. Dan Casselberry officiating.

Interment will follow in Harbourton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 6

to 8 p.m., at the Blackwell Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to

the Pennington United Methodist Church. For condolences, visit

Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534 (609) 737-2900.
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Friday, December 30, 2016

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

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