Christopher L. Cornman, 49, of White Township, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, while under the compassionate care of the Woodlands Unit of St. Andrew’s Village, as the final consequence of a life-altering two-vehicle accident in 1995.
He was born in Indiana Hospital in 1969 to parents Randy and Becky Mogle Cornman, of White Township, who survive him and have been his major life advocates for the past 24 years.
Chris had a number of jobs after graduating from Indiana High School in 1988, the last being with S.W. Jack Drilling Company ending in 1995. He had also worked for Union Drilling. Chris liked working on the rigs and being part of a crew that would “bust it.” He had little time for slackers.
He enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, playing pick-up softball and maybe swimming at Two Lick with friends. He always liked and had time for little kids.
He is survived by his daughter, Taylor Lynn Cornman and her young son, Levi, of the Indiana area. Other surviving family members are his sister, Kimberly (Brian) Bartsch, of Shaler Township; nephew Justin Manning and his young sons, Maxwell and Bennett, of Altoona; and nephew Jacob Manning and niece Jenna Manning, of Allegheny County. His sole surviving grandparent is Peggy Mogle, of White Township. Chris is also survived by an aunt and two uncles and their spouses, as well as cousins in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas.
Chris was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, D. Gene Mogle, and wife Genevieve; his paternal grandparents, Roy and Roberta Cornman; and uncle Dave Mogle.
There will be no viewing or visitation. There will be a graveside interment service conducted by the Rev. Douglas Snyder at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Cemetery. Bowser-Minich is in charge of final arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Village, 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, PA 15701, or Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1656 Old Route 119 Highway North, Indiana, PA 15701.