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Christina Ainslie Galbreath Rathbone of Endicott
Christina “Chrissy” Ainslie Galbreath Rathbone, 80, of Endicott, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2018.
Her Father and Mother, Louis and Mildred Galbreath are welcoming her into heaven. She was also predeceased by her brother, Rusty and her favorite aunt, Juliet Nast. She survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Rathbone; 4 daughters, Dee (Martin) Pugliese (Buffalo), Julie Dietrich (Greene), Linda (Douglas) Cleek (Mahwah, NJ), Gale Elardo (Buffalo) and their father, Fred Warnes; 6 grandchildren, Michelle and Jacob Pugliese, Corey, Colleen and Christian Dietrich, Justin Cleek; step-daughters, Tammy (Len) Carter, Dawn Gordon; step-son, Scott (Elena) Rathbone; 7 step-children, Mickaylynne and Leah Rathbone, Skyler, Hunter and Autumn Carter, Matthew and Kyle Gordon. Karen Shannon was her wonderful friend, neighbor and caretaker.
Chrissy was a Science teacher at Levenworth Central School, a third-grade teacher at LW West and she taught Science at BOCES. She also was a business owner of a high-end gourmet kitchenware retail store for 20 years called the Dandi-Lion which was located on Main Street, Endicott and Stephens Square, Binghamton. She was the bookkeeper for Orlando’s Restaurant in Endicott and shared her love of cooking by working at Meals-for-Wheels.
Chrissy was a strong advocate for our military and veterans. She was involved with the American Legion Post 82 in Endicott since 1987. She served as the Auxiliary County President for three two-year terms and held several other positions during her tenure. She also was a member of the Broome County American Legion Auxiliary Committee for 11 years and held several positions including President.
Her hobbies included playing league pool and playing in pool tournaments. She especially enjoyed playing in tournaments in Las Vegas. She loved knitting her friends and family sweaters, blankets etc… also making shawls for fellow cancer patients. Chrissy was a very giving person and so many people affectionately referred to her as “Mom”.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 82, 1305 Riverview Drive, Endicott, New York 13760. This money will help both active and veteran troops in need. A Celebration of Life event will be held in the near future.
Arrangements are under direction of Root Funeral Home 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.