Christine Beth Gresh, 62

Christine Beth (McKennon) Gresh, 62, resident of Upper Pottsgrove, wife of Randy L. Gresh, passed away Wednesday February 7, 2024 at the Pottstown Hospital.

Christine was born September 5, 1961 in Riverhead, New York. She graduated from Warwick High School and achieved a bachelor’s degree in history from Ursinus College. Living in the Boyertown Area, Christine dedicated over 15 years of her life to the Boyertown School District, where she served in various roles including Life skills instructor, one-to-one support, and testing administrator. She was deeply committed to the well-being and education of her students, leaving a lasting impact on the lives she touched.

Christine was known for her compassionate heart, fierce loyalty, and unwavering faith. She touched the lives of countless students, colleagues, and friends with her kindness and gentle spirit. She had a passion for history and genealogy. She was always happiest surrounded by her family. Christine was a faithful member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Bechtelsville, PA, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Christine is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Randy; her children, Nicholas Alexander Gresh husband of Felicia, and Emma Christine Gresh; her grandchildren Allison Rose, Harper Nicole and Liam Alexander Gresh; her brother Millard Mason McKennon III; and her two nieces Keary Elizabeth and Hannah Grace McKennon.

She was preceded in death by her parents Millard Mason and Ruth (Fry) McKennon Jr.

A graveside service will be held Friday February 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.

In place of flowers, Christine asks that donations be made to Valley Forge Baptist Academy’s Building Fund. Please put Christine’s name in the memo. The address is 616 S. Trappe Rd., Collegeville, PA 19426.

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Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I worked with Chris at Boyertown High School in learning support and in the Life Skills ESY classroom. She was intelligent, hard-working, strong, and funny. Most of all, she fiercely loved her family and the students. She was a Christian who walked the walk.

~ Susan Lear Gilbertsville, PA
2/16/2024 12:19:43 PM

Rest in Peace Dear Friend. You will be missed.

~ Linda
2/12/2024 6:19:31 PM

Hearts on my comment not question marks. Miss you my friend?? I’ve almost called you a few times already??

~ Vickie Fritz
2/12/2024 1:21:59 PM

I only have happy memories of Christine. She, Mason and I attended Moravian Academy together. She was always smiling, laughing, and enjoying life. When I reflect back on my memories of her, I think of an individual who brought joy to others. Christine had an enormous heart. All of us who knew her are heartsick over this tremendous loss. To her family, just know how much those of us who grew up with her appreciated her. ??

~ Mark A Devey East Greenville, PA
2/12/2024 10:06:20 AM

Mrs. Gresh was an aide in the life skills classroom. She took great care of our son. She became a friend to our family, our condolences go out to her family, her kind and loving nature will be missed. Rest In Peace

~ The Colletti Family Gilbertsville, PA
2/10/2024 5:34:01 PM

God Bless Chris. I will always remember you fondly.

~ Michael Romscavage
2/10/2024 12:34:10 PM

I am so very sorry! I always really enjoyed our friendship. Condolences to your entire family.

~ Anne Lusk Lititz, PA
2/10/2024 6:56:42 AM

I meant to put exclamation marks not question marks

~ Karen Davidson Bally, PA
2/9/2024 9:04:09 PM

Chris was a treasure to be with , we went on many class trips together with the Special Needs kiddos, had so many laughs together, God Bless Chris and her family , my thoughts and prayers are with you ????

~ Karen Bally, PA
2/9/2024 8:57:51 PM

Chris will be missed by many, especially her kind heart. May God hold you close in this time of grief.

~ Molly Axe Lititz, PA
2/9/2024 7:38:27 PM

Sending heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. ??

~ Elizabeth & Fabian Monino Pottstown, Pa
2/9/2024 7:17:52 PM

Chris and I became friends when she started working in the life skills class. We have talked or texted nearly everyday since then. We’ve been there for each other and had many laughs and fun times together. Been there through each others health issues. I will miss you my friend?? Prayers for all the family. She was so proud of all of you??

~ Vickie Fritz
2/9/2024 5:17:44 PM

I have so many fond memories from my almost 50 year friendship with Chris. When we would talk or get together the years would melt away. Rest in Peace my friend. ??

~ Barb Fishel
2/9/2024 4:20:50 PM

My condolences are with the family and friends. She was one of my teachers when I was a student and the life skills class she was such a outgoing person. May she rest easy now

~ Tailyor
2/9/2024 4:20:17 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. I worked with her at the high school for many years until her retirement. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

~ Pam Smith Boyertown, PA
2/9/2024 4:06:33 PM