Dr. David Warren Christensen, M.D., of Mohnton, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 7, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Rev. David and Marjorie (Bibighaus) Christensen. He was married to his devoted wife, Judith (Bell) Christensen for 22 years.
Dave graduated from Triton High School, NJ, in 1959. He then earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College (Class of ’63) and The Degree of Doctor of Medicine from Temple University (Class of ’67).
Dave was passionate for sharing the Gospel early in life through High School Evangelism Fellowship. He launched his career in medicine serving as a missionary physician in Nigeria with Sudan Interior Ministry (SIM) from 1968-1973. He continued ministering to his community through medicine in Pennsylvania, including the suburbs of Philadelphia, Birdsboro, and the surrounding Reading area for several decades.
Dave is survived, along with his wife Judy, by his children: Karba of Virginia Beach, VA; Erik and his wife Stephanie of Haddon Heights, NJ; David and his wife Autumn of Washington, DC; Kristen (Tinney) Forlano of Exton, PA, Sommer (Forlano) Goldsmith and her husband Todd of Glen Allen, VA; Glen of Houston, TX; Emily Counihan and her husband Julian of San Francisco, CA; Renie Lee of Mohnton, PA; and grandchildren Cameron, Hollen, Madison, Jonathan, Harrison, Olivia, Loren, David, and Peter.
He was predeceased by: his first wife, Elsbeth (Zurbuchen); his sister Lois; and son, Domenic Forlano, Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at: Glad Tidings Church, 1110 Snyder Road, Reading, PA. The family will begin greeting guests at 2:00 pm. The Memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to GT Church –Missions Dept. 1110 Snyder Rd. Reading, PA 19609.