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Christian Michael Varin, 19, of Holland Patent, was called to the Lord, on Friday, July 26, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
He was born on August 14, 1993 in Utica, the son of Donald J. Varin and Kimberly Sterling DeMetro. Christian started his education in Mt. Markham Central School District later graduating from Holland Patent High School, Class of 2012. He continued his education and was attending class at MVCC.
Christian was employed with Dunkin Donuts in Barneveld. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ilion, where Pastor Andy referred to him as “Chicken Little.” Christian was a very active strong young man. He enjoyed being a crew member along with his family for DeMetro Racing. Christian loved every moment fishing any where’s with his Dad and hunting with his second Dad, John with whom he got his first deer. He was an avid wrestler and baseball player for Mt. Markham and then Holland Patent. He also liked going bowling. Christian was a huge Mets fans.”Let’s Go Mets.” Christian cherished spending time with his grandfather and taking care of him. Any chance he would get, Christian would tease his Poppie.
Christian always had a smile on his face. His loving and caring demeanor was always unbreakable. Christian had the most kind and old soul, and never had a moment where he was not a gentleman. His infectious smile would always cheer anyone if they were down and he constantly would go out of his way for any of his family and friends. Christian was with us a brief time but the everlasting impression he left was one of greatness and kindness. His life touched everyone who came to know him. Even though he is gone, Christian will forever be held in the hearts and memories of his dear family and friends.
He is survived by his Dad, Donald J. Varin of E. Herkimer; his Mother and Dad, Kimberly and John DeMetro of Holland Patent; his maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and William Sterling of Ilion; his siblings, Sarah and Matthew Boisen of Rome, Andrew Varin of Holland Patent, John and Agatha DeMetro of N. Branford, CT, Kristopher DeMetro of Syracuse and Kyle DeMetro of Holland Patent; his girlfriend, His Little Honey Bee, Morgan Chandler Rudwall of Ilion; his niece and nephews, Sawyer Boisen and Madison Boisen of Rome and John DeMetro, III of Branford, CT; his special cousin, Barbara Noble of Keller, TX; his several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Christian is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Frances Varin.
Christian’s Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Ilion, 8 Second St., Ilion with the Rev. Dr. Andrew Peloubet, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be made privately at the convenience of the family.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects and share their memories of Christian on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, Town of Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, the family has kindly asked to consider the Deacon Fund at the First Baptist Church of Ilion or to the Barneveld Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the first responder of the Barneveld Fire Department, David Sandbrook, EMT and also NYS Troopers Robert Piekielniak and Holly Armendola for all their efforts and compassion. The family would also like to thank, Mitch’s friend, Jon Hillier.
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