Christopher Joseph & Claire Tanney

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tsgt. Christopher Joseph Tanney, age 31, currently of Mountain home, along with his 5 year old daughter Claire, of Oregon, died on June 28, 2019 at Red Fish Lake. Christopher’s arrangements were under the care of Rost Funeral Home.

Christopher was born Dec. 18, 1987 at 12:27 p.m. in Rome Memorial Hospital, Rome, New York.

Growing up, Christopher moved often due to being in a military family. He had a love of music which continued into his adult years. He had the ability to learn how to play instruments without official lessons. His favorite were the guitar and drums.

Christopher graduated from Crestwood High School, Sumter, SC, and enlisted in the Air Force in 2008. He was stationed in California, Korea, Alaska, Turkey and then Idaho.

Christopher was an awesome son, big brother and an extraordinary father. He was a thoughtful friend. Christopher was a kindhearted person who always went above and beyond in every situation. Christopher thrived in his Air Force career. He was respected and loved by many. His leadership was appreciated and he often was sought out for advice.

Christopher’s world changed at the birth of Claire Alyse Tanney on June 20, 2014. Claire became the light of Christopher’s life. There was nothing he wouldn’t do to make her happy. He shared his adventurous, outgoing, and humorous personality with his daughter. They passed into eternity together on June 28, 2019.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Tricia York and brother, Bobby York, both of Mountain Home, his sister Tessa (Tanney) Coonrod of Taberg, NY, His Grandfather and Grandmother, George and Nancy Hollenbeck of Canandaigua, NY, Grandmother Linda Hollenbeck of Bellingham, WA., his Uncles Christopher (Carol) Hollenbeck of Ferndale, WA, and Joseph (Christie)Hollenbeck of Bellingham, Wa. and his Aunt Dana Hollenbeck of Geneva, NY

Christopher was preceded in death by his father Robert C. Tanny, Grandmother Barbara Tanney and Grandfather Donald Tanney, all of Rome, NY.

Special Thank you and acknowledgements go out to Christopher’s Air Force Family, and Christopher’s family that traveled from all over to be here at this time of need.