Christine Therese Twardzik came into this world on August 15, 1985. Her birth brought
joy to her parents Jeff and Sandy, as well as her brothers Edward and Andrew. Her
childhood was a normal one. The only little episode she encountered was an operation
to relieve a blocked tube into her kidney at the tender age of one-and-a-half years
old. Even at this early age, Christine already showed the resilience and fortitude
that would lead her through her entire life.
An above average student, Christine started her education with kindergarten at age five.
She needed to work hard to achieve her grades and always did. After attending all
three elementary schools in North Royalton, she was one of the first students to attend
the newly built North Royalton Middle School. While at the middle school, Christine
received the Bear Award, which recognized her participation in volleyball, cheerleading,
and track. She even asked to be one of the first student trainers for the 8th grade
basketball team in her spare time.
Always one to keep active, Christine moved on to North Royalton High School and
continued to join numerous clubs and sports. She participated in cheerleading,
volleyball, softball, and four years of marching band. Even when her athletic career
came to an end, she found other interests such as assisting in theater productions,
broadcasting, and German Club. She was extremely proud to be inducted into the
National Honor Society as well.
Life at Ohio University truly agreed with Christine. She loved it in Athens. Having
met new acquaintances there, she also kept the friends she had made during her years in
North Royalton. While majoring in video production in the School of Communications, she
participated in the the ongoing production of the student-based "Fridays Live." One
of her best performances, however, was the weekly show "Streetwalking." It was
Christine's responsibility to keep the program moving and she did that with an
always-present smile and laughter.
Christine lived life to the fullest. Even though short, she made the most of every
moment. As her brothers have said, "She knew how to have fun." Not having a mean
bone in her body, Christine always showed respect to others around her and could
easily bring a smile to anyone's face by her just being there.
Christine may be gone from this life, but she truly lives on in our thoughts, minds,
and most of all, in our hearts. God sent us this little angel for a short time. Her
little sayings such as, "I'm so cute" or "I wuv you" continue to be a part of our
daily lives. We will all be with her again one day in eternal life, but for now we
continue to live our lives on this earth learning from all of the good she taught us
in her 21 short years.
WE MISS & LOVE YOU CHRISTINE!