Patrick Ian Christlieb

October 11, 1976 ‒ October 01, 2018

Ashley, Ohio
Formerly of Westerville, Ohio

Patrick Ian Christlieb, 41, of Ashley, Ohio formerly of Bristolville, Westerville, and Galena, Ohio passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018, from a sudden illness at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his loving family.

Patrick was born on October 11, 1976 in Warren, Ohio, son of David and Nancy (Bowers) Christlieb. Patrick was a 1995 graduate of Bristol Local High School and went on to graduate from DeVry University in Columbus with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Early in his career,

Patrick worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as a Lead Information Analyst, and then spent the past 12 years at Nationwide Insurance, where he most recently worked as an IT Application Development Specialist serving as Technical Lead for the Whole and Term Life Application. He attended Heritage Christian Church in Westerville and for many seasons played on their Softball teams. Patrick also enjoyed playing recreational ice hockey, and was a dedicated Cleveland and Ohio sports fan who loved the Indians, Browns, Cavaliers, Buckeyes, and Blue Jackets. While Patrick was a dedicated and beloved son, brother, uncle, teammate, coworker, and friend too many, the role he most cherished was that of father. He deeply loved and was extremely proud of his daughter, Isabella, and son, Ian, and enjoyed every minute and opportunity he had to spend time with them.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Alvin Bowers, and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Laverne Christlieb.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Isabella Christlieb, and son, Ian Christlieb, both of Galena; parents, David and Nancy (Bowers) Christlieb of Bristolville, Ohio; two sisters, Michelle (Jon) Coakley of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Kaitlyn Christlieb of Bristolville, Ohio; two nephews, Caden and Conor Coakley; maternal grandmother, Winifred Bowers of Bristolville,Ohio; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 1-3 p.m., at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, followed immediately by a Celebration of Patrick’s Life at 3:00 p.m. The family has expressed that as able/willing everyone come dressed in your favorite sports attire to honor Patrick’s memory. A graveside service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given toward Patrick’s children’s education, in care of Cortland Savings St Banking Co., P.O Box 217, 6090 OH-45, Bristolville, Ohio 44402.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, is honored to be serving Patrick’s family.

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  • Michelle and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of sudden Patrick’s passing. May you find strength and peace in your faith. Praying for all of you.

  • Sending all my love to the Christlieb family in this terrible time. Wish I could be there to support you, but please know you’re in my prayers ❤️

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Patrick’s family and children at this extremely difficult time. Patrick was a special friend to me and I will never forget all the good times we had. He could always made me laugh and I will never forget his funny, sarcastic, awesome sense of humor. He will be missed by many and I will never forget him. ❤️

  • You are in our thoughts and prayers and we love all of you and wish we could be there. My Mom always said the hardest death she had to face was the death of my sister at age 22. Izzy and Ian stay brave I lost my dad when I was 19. It will get easier as time goes on. Love and prayers from the Texas Bowers(Denny, Mikki, Roxanne, Emily, and Stephen)

  • Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to Dave, Nancy, and the Christlieb Family in the loss of your loved one.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Bill & Cathy Garland

  • So sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing.
    Sending healing energy to all of your Family.
    Patricia Neil-Rohrer

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave & Nancy Christlieb and family. Words cannot express our deepest sympathy. May God be with you and yours during these difficult times.

    Dave & Karen Rich

  • “You will be missed.” That’s what Patrick told me when I left Nationwide. I worked with Patrick at Nationwide for a little over a year, from April of 2016 through June of 2017. When I started at Nationwide I worked directly with Patrick and Valentia in Finance IT. Patrick, Valentia and I hit it off from day one. Our personalities blended together as if we had known each other for years. They ended up being my reason for staying at Nationwide longer than I would have otherwise. My last day there was June 8th. Prior to leaving Patrick told me I would be missed. I had planned to meet him and some of the others for lunch occasionally, but we never had that opportunity. I enjoyed working with Patrick and I never would have thought I would be echoing Patrick’s words. Patrick “YOU” will be missed. I’m glad we had that very short time to get to know each other. Patrick was always talking about his children. He was a very proud father.