2011-02-04 / Obits

Earl Steven Christian

Music Teacher

Earl Steven Christian, 59, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 14.

Christian, a 40-year Rockaway resident was born on July 16, 1951 in New York, New York. He was a percussionist and music teacher. He taught at La Rocque Bey School of Dance.

Christian was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Christian; father, Clark W. Anthony; sister, Judy Griffith; and brother, Tony Anthony.

He is survived by his sons, Rashante Christian and Armon Days; aunt, Edith Reed; nephews, Victor Griffith and Tony Anthony; niece, Melissa Griffith; cousins, Michael and Mark Anthony, Otis and James Anthony, Joy Anthony, Valarie (James) Marshall, Vanessa Shendi, Kim (Adam) Davis, Dr. Martha Anthony, Delores Brooks and Alberta Morgan; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.

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