Very Reverend Father Christo B Christoff, 84, passed away on Jan 31, 2010, at Serenity Hospice, Phoenix, AZ. Born in Bulgaria September 14, 1925, Father Christoff served as a Bulgarian Orthodox Priest for 53 years primarily at St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church in Akron, OH. He and his wife retired to the Phoenix area in 1996, where he became a beloved member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. He is survived by his wife Mary, his two sisters, his three daughters, his grandson, granddaughter, and great grandson. Visitation hours are from 5-7 pm with Service following on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 and Divine Liturgy from 10:00-11:30 am, followed by a luncheon on Thursday, February 4, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4530 E. Gold Dust, Phoenix. Donations may be made in his memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church.