Christopher “Chris” S. Askey, 23, of Mebane, NC and formerly of Curwensville, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 as a result of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident.
He was born May 12, 1993 in Clearfield, the son of Scott K. Jr. and Kelly L. (Hubler) Askey.
He attended Curwensville Area schools and graduated from Curwensville Area High School in 2011, where he was a member of the wrestling team.
He previously attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was planning on attending Alamance Community College before his death.
Following graduation from high school, he served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of Specialist Four (SPC). SPC Askey was most recently assigned to 298th Support Maintenance Company, in Altoona, where he served as a Small Weapons maintenance operator.
He was known for his many interests, including art, music and literature. He loved the study of philosophy.
Although he seemed quiet and unassuming, his friends were blessed to see his infectious sense of humor and a surprising mischievous streak. He was just beginning to find his place in this world. In the end, his purpose was to provide life to others through organ donation.
He is survived by his beloved parents, Scott and Kelly of Mebane, NC; his sister, Erin L. Welch-Selfridge and fiancé, Sam of Clearfield.
He also leaves his paternal grandmother, Suzanne Askey of Hawk Run and aunts and uncles, Frank and Carla Delgado of Suffolk, Va., Tom and Lynn Shimel and Shawn Askey and Danielle McDowell, all of Hawk Run, and Rick and Kathleen Kasubick of Houtzdale. He will also be deeply missed by numerous great-aunts and great-uncles, cousins, friends and brothers-in-arm.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the First Baptist Church, Curwensville, with the Rev. Daniel Osterhout officiating. Burial will be held at Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.
Friends will be received at the church Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Christopher Askey, C/O First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 312, Curwensville, PA 16833 or to the foundation of the donor’s choice.
The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Curwensville, is charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfunerahome.com