Age 80, of Lansing, passed away September 2, 2010. He was born on March 21, 1930 in Lansing the son of Gligor and Anna (Tarpoff) Pogoncheff.

Christ was the co-owner of the Washington Grill and Washington Foods and spent 18 years as a bus driver for the East Lansing Public Schools. He was also a sergeant with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Mounted Division.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Blagoy and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Pogoncheff; son, Gregory Pogoncheff; daughters, Elaine Pogoncheff (Nancy English), Gina (Rob) Stanley, and Catherine (Ralph) Hansen; 5 grandchildren, James Stanley, Nicole Stanley, Ryan Swan, Lucas Hansen, and Kevin Hansen; brother, Carl G. Pogoncheff; and uncle, Archie (Peggy) Tarpoff.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010 at St. Andrew Orthodox Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Christopher Rozdilski officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday with a Panikheda service at 7:00 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Orthodox Catholic Church.

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