Michael J. ChristieJuly 19, 1956 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 61)
Michael J. Christie. Age 61. Beloved husband of Laurie. Loving father of five children: Liz (Nick), Brandon, Daniel, Emily and Nicole. Mike was an avid fisherman, golfer and cigar aficionado. Mike was a respected leader in the real estate investment field and served on The Board of REIA and numerous charities and agencies supporting people in the community. He leaves this earth with the love of friends and family, near and far, and will join his mother, Barbara, father, James, sister, Linda and brother, Shawn, in heaven. His favorite prayer was the Serenity Prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Mike made a difference in this world, helped others and followed his Buddhist religion in action and deed.
Visitation and services are open to all friends and family on Tuesday, August 29, from 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m., with a Memorial Service and Eulogy beginning at 7:30 p.m.,at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 South Northwest Hwy. (2 blks. S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. (847) 823-1171.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Phat Bao Buddist Temple, 1495 Prospect Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018.