Christine Robinett, 70 passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 7, 2022 in Orange City, Florida. Chris was born on April 26, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Gladys Frankino. She is survived by her brother Anthony (Sue) Frankino, son Justin (Kristin) Pandolfi, daughter Amy (Billy) Ryals and niece Sara Frankino. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Christine Reyes, Isabella Ryals, Justin W. Pandolfi, and Ryan Pandolfi.
Christine moved from Cleveland, OH to Lighthouse Point, FL in 1972. In 1984, Chris, her husband Joe, and two children (Justin and Amy) moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Orange City. She was very active in her children’s lives and the community. She was a member of the women’s civic club, Sororis Club of Orange City and opened/operated the Little Rascals daycare with her dear friend Jeannie. Chris always had animals in her life. At an early age she worked as a Veterinary Technician and throughout her life she cared for horses, dogs, cats, even including parrots. Horses always held a special place in Chris’s heart, as she raised and rode many through her youth and early adulthood. Her love of raising parrots lead to the opening of Birdie Buddies, where she made custom bird toys and bird accessories in the mid to late 90’s. Her passion for animals is carried on by her children and grandchildren. Chris loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed.
The family will greet friends at Lankford Funeral Home, 220 East New York Avenue, Deland Florida on Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM and the service will be from 11:00 - 12:00 AM.
Flowers can be accepted at Lankford Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pet Rescue by Judy in memory of Christine Robinette.