Christian Thomas Botwright, 17 of Oakdale, passed peacefully in his home, surrounded with love by his family and friends, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Christian was born March 30, 2001. Completing his family of Thomas “Bud”, Shelly, and Sister Lauren Botwright.
Christian’s smile, sense of humor, strength and love of life were infectious. He faced each challenge with a positive attitude and the fortitude and strength to overcome each obstacle, making the most of every situation. Some of his favorite things included, helping his dad work on his truck, building computers, video games with friends, playing guitar, and riding his razor. Christian’s tight bond with his friends was never more evident than throughout his illness and over the past few days when they surrounded him with love.
Christian is survived by his parents, Bud and Shelly Botwright, his sister Lauren Botwright, and grandparents Al Zadronzy, Emily Johnson, Nancy Frammolino, and the late Thomas Botwright. Christian’s family includes many aunts, uncles, and cousins who love him dearly. His cousin, Meghan Zadronzy was always by his side. Christian is reunited with his cousin and guardian angel Nathan Zadronzy and great grandparents.
Christian’s family would like to thank the many friends who have surrounded them with love and care, their family who has been by the side, Christian’s crew including Evan, Jr., and Trent who have loved and supported him unconditionally; and the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital for their love, care, and support of Christian.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Christian’s memory to the Botwright family to help other families in need in the West Allegheny Community.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 305 Main St., Imperial, PA 15126 (724-695-2800). A service will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.