Robert-LatimerRobert Latimer Christman III died Jan. 30, 2015. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Interfaith Peace Chapel on the campus of the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

Born Sept. 19, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, Christman loved art and scouting as a child. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years, and he retired in 2004.

Christman also studied at Dayton Art Institute. He moved to San Fransisco in 1974 and was transferred to Dallas a few years later. He moved back to California in 2009, but returned to Dallas in 2013.

Known as “Maw Maw” to his friends, Christman was handyman who could fix or install just about anything. He loved to spend time at the coffee shop reading the paper, going to movies and spending time with friends. He also loved to laugh and to make others laugh.

He volunteered at Cathedral of Hope for several years as an usher, and at Resource Center of Dallas. He was a faithful friend and a beloved member of the community.

Christman is survived by his mother, Awanda Griffin; sister Christine Hammer Epps; and his dog, Jake.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 27, 2015.