MATTOX CHRISTINE (born Christine Valentine and later Christine Nestor, also lovingly known as Tina and Chrissy to friends and family) passed away after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma and AL amyloidosis on November 23, 2016 at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia. Her passing was peaceful and she was comforted and surrounded by her family and loved ones. Her family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Temple Hospital's Cardiac Unit, Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Jeanes Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for their service, care and kindness.
She was born March 4, 1950 in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Ambridge, PA. She was a resident of Swedesboro, NJ, after living for many years in Abington, PA and Fort Washington, PA.
She was predeceased by her parents, Albert Valentine and Nellie Nastick Valentine, and is survived by her beloved husband, John Russell Mattox and two sisters, Andrea Valentine Porath and Bernadette "Bunny" Valentine Greenlee. She is also survived by her two loving children, Christopher Nestor and his wife, Alyssa, and Rachel Nestor Savage and her husband, Arthur, and two step-children, Keri Mattox Delp and her husband, Jason, and Seth Mattox and his wife, Gemma. Christine cherished her grand-children Sophia, Aidan, Lilianna, Aislynn, Joseph, Seth, Sonya, and Maryn. She is also survived by countless loved ones, family members, friends and colleagues.
Christine graduated from St. Veronica's Catholic High School in Ambridge, PA in 1967 and earned her bachelor's degree in Business from Gwynedd Mercy College. She was employed by State Farm Insurance in Fort Washington as an insurance claims adjuster for more than 30 years. She was dedicated to her family and her friends and enjoyed her passions, including music - especially Sting. She is also survived by Augie, her Shih-Tzu whom she personally raised and trained as a certified therapy dog.