Michael “Mike” Christ, 58 passed away on July 10, 2015. Mike was born in Brooklyn, NY where he resided until 1975 where he and his family moved upstate to the Catskill Mountains, NY. Michael graduated from Cairo-Durham High School in 1975.
Upon completing high school he joined the United States Army. He served three years active duty from 1975-1978. In 1978 he joined the reserves of which he spent 30 years of his life. During his time in the reserves he also worked for the United States Postal service. While serving Michael went on many deployments. His medals and awards prove his love for his country.
Michael is survived by his wife- Laura, step son- Gavin, mother- Dolores Christ, sisters- Cathy, Athena and Susan, brothers- Anthony and Peter. Also eight nephews and four nieces, four great nephews and one great niece.
The family will be having a gathering at Forest Meadows Funeral Home on Monday, July 13th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm all are welcome to come and share with the family. There will be a funeral mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 14th at 10:00 am celebrating Michael’s life. The committal services will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery with the Army presenting Honors. Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, Fl. 352-378-2528
I am so sorry to hear of your great sadness. I know that death is a very hard thing to comprehend. I have experienced this moment of sadness. I and many others have wonder why this has happened, when we lost our love ones in the sleep of death. It is only natural to want to see your love one again. Wouldn’t you agree? Many have found comfort in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection. Who will be resurrected? Jesus said that: “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out.”
(John 5:28,29) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death and it will be gone forever! (Isaiah25:8) What such a marvellous hope we have.
Sincerely Yours, Judy L.