He was born on July 13, 1975, the son of Harry Sands of Florida and Harriet Swartz Sands of Tunkhannock.
Christopher was a 1994 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and was employed by Arrow United in Wyalusing as a welder.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially bow hunting.
Survivors include his children,
Chris J., Ryan E. and Megan M. Sands of Laceyville; brother, Jim Ryniec of Trucksville; sisters, Lisa and her husband, Gary Paduck of Tunkhannock, and Ann and her husband, Jim Stine of Muncy and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Brian Hill of the Eaton Baptist Church officiating.
Friends and family called at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.