Christopher Charles Edward Siegfried, 45, of Dunnellon, Florida, formerly of Naples, FL and Wyckoff, NJ died Monday after a long illness.
Born in Youngstown, OHIO (Mahoning County) to the late Edward and P. Gail Siegfried (nee Smith), he was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years.
He was an avid outdoorsman, hiking the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in one summer.
He was a kayaker and made his living representing many kayak companies.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Dina (DiFrancesco), a sister, Jennifer Shortino of Budd Lake, NJ, a brother-in-law, Jerry Shortino, two nieces Emily and Sarah and in-laws Pier and Phyllis DiFrancesco of Ocala, FL.
Memorial Services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, TimberRidge, 9695 SW 110th St.
A memorial service will also be held this summer at his family home in Hope, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CEF Gioblastoma Brain Research, 704 228th Avenue, NE, #254, Sammamish, WA 98074
Condolences may be posted to www.hiers-baxley.com
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from February 2 to February 4, 2011