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David Charles Christian

David Charles Christian, 63 of La Plata, Md., passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at his home in Mary- land.

David was born April 3, 1957, in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late Louis T. “Ted” Christian and Marilyn Holm Christian.

A graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School, he graduated from Fredonia State University and University of Buffalo with bachelors degrees in physics and electrical engineering, respectively. He later earned a master’s degree in engineering management and a doctor- ate degree in computer science, both from George Washington University.

He worked as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense, Navy, at Indian Head for more than 20 years and he most enjoyed his work with foreign militaries, primarily the German, Australian, and Spanish navies. He taught as an adjunct in- structor for both the College of Southern Maryland and George Washington University, both in math and computer science.

He was proud of his Swedish heritage and was a member of the Vikings Lodge 65 in Jamestown. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, playing guitar, and listening to music of all kinds. He also enjoyed taking his boat out and spend- ing time with friends. Dave was very creative in the kitchen and on the grill and enjoying trying unique cuisines.

He was most proud of his two children: Geoffrey Anders Christian, 22, and Heather Anne Christian, 19, of Bel Alton, Md. He thoroughly enjoyed taking his children to museums and galleries in Washing- ton, D.C., and traveling with them to places such as Bar Harbor, Maine, Hawaii and England

He is also survived by his brother, Darrel (Sue) Christian of Jamestown; his nephews: Michael, Tim, and Andrew; and niece, Brittany.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Doug- las.

Funeral services will be private.

To leave a condolence, please visit www.lindfuneralhome.com.