Christopher Steven Prospero, 52, of Port Matilda, died Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Born December 31, 1968, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Nicholas Prospero, Sr. of Lancaster, NY and Evelyn Joyce and her husband, Ed, of Lancaster, NY. On September 15, 2001, he married Heather Carey, who survives.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by two daughters, Teghan Prospero and Kelsey Prospero, both of Port Matilda, PA; two brothers, Nicholas Prospero and his wife, Kathie, of Amherst, NY; Vincent Prospero and his wife, Nancy, of Williamsville, NY; his father and mother in-law, David and Linda Carey of Brackney, PA; siblings in-law, David Carey, Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Fredericksburg, VA, James Carey and his wife, Lori, of Vestal, NY, Tammy Carey of Holly Springs, NC, and Jason Carey of Carbondale, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles also survive.
Christopher was a 1986 graduate of Lancaster High School. He then received a Bachelor's degree from Buffalo State University in Communications.
Christopher spent over thirty years in the radio world entertaining thousands of listeners. He started his career at his college radio station, WBNY-FM and from there he had several other radio endeavors such as The Fox 103.3 in Buffalo, Chris and Jim in the morning on Qwk Rock, and middays on The Bus. He was most recently employed at Forever Media as the Operations Manager and was a radio host for Big Froggy 101.1, better known as "Boss Frog".
He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Christopher also served as the president of the Port Matilda Borough. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Penn State Football fan. His greatest commitment and passion was being a loving husband and father who was involved in all aspects of the lives of his family.
Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. and 5 until 8 p.m., on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., on Friday, December 31, 2021, at the funeral home with Father Charlie Amershek officiating.
The family asks that you please respect their wish that everyone wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
Memorial contributions may be made to his GoFundMe page organized by a dear friend, Andy Kreiser, at https://gofund.me/6f31e56a.