PFC Christopher John Alexander Pińa
Hometown: Spotswood, NJ.
Died: May 2, 2020
Unit: U.S. Army Reserve Component
Christopher John Alexander Pińa, 20, of Spotswood passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in Monroe Twp. as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Christopher tried every moment to live his life to the fullest. When he wasn't competing in basketball or video games there was nothing that he enjoyed more than making his friends and family laugh. He would do anything for the people that he loved, and with his enormous heart he had the capacity to love a great many people. Last June he finished his basic training and joined the Army Reserves, so that he could love and protect his country the same way he did his friends and family.
Predeceased by his grandfathers, John Ardanowski and Bienvenido Pińa, Christopher's memory will be kept alive by all the many people whose lives he was able to touch, even in so short a time. He is survived by a loving mother and father, Debbie and Fidel, and two sisters, Amanda and Ashley, who adored him. His memory will also live on with his maternal grandmother, Christine Lavell and her husband Louis and his paternal grandmother Yolando Blanco, his and aunt and uncle, Linda and Tim Hagerty, and their four sons, David, Daniel, Dylan, and Douglas on his mom’s side. On his father’s side he will be remembered lovingly by his aunts Yolanda and Fior, his uncles, Chelo, Bienvenido, and Manuel, his cousins, Stephanie, Kevin, and Kelsey.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, funeral services were private under the direction of Spotswood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced in the future.