Michael Alan Waite, age 60, passed away Saturday, June 18th. He was born October 7, 1961 in Vancouver, WA to Genevieve and Gary Waite. Joining the United States Navy in 1984, Mike served 22 years before retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He would continue to work for the Department of Defense until 2020.
Mike is survived by his wife Marianne, to whom he was married 35 years. In addition to Marianne, Michael is survived by his children Ryan and Sarah Strand and Graham and Krysten Thorne, Mother Genevieve Waite, Sisters Lynelle (Jerry) Waite, Kari (Gordon) Gammell, and Kim (Art) Wright. A great joy to Mike were his granddogs Elvis and Dolly Chung and grandkitty Mu.
Michael is preceded in death by his father Gary, cat Angel, Father in Law Don and Mother in Law Carol.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at 5 Rights Brewing in Marysville from 2-5 pm on Sunday the 26th. The family would like to extend a special thanks to 5 Rights Brewing for their support throughout this journey.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter.
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Ineke Ulrich saysJune 23, 2022 at 12:45 pm
I will always remember Mike and his beautiful l smile. I will forever be thankful for his love and kindness in welcoming me into his family. My heart is filled with love having him part of my life. My heart is filled with sadness knowing how much the we will all missed him. He is wonderful husband , father and friend.
Linda Zea saysJune 22, 2022 at 7:16 pm
Condolences to the entire Waite family. I haven’t known Mike since he was just a boy in Hazeldel but I do know his mom and sisters. This will be a huge loss and I’m so sorry you have to go thru this journey. Love and prayers for you all.
Kyle saysJune 22, 2022 at 4:08 pm
We lost an amazing person, father, husband, friend. Mike will be missed. I will always remember going out for softball, watching the Seahawks, and grilling in the sun, even how he destroyed me in Magic. My thoughts are with the family during this time.
John N. saysJune 22, 2022 at 2:50 am
I loved working with Mike. We spent a lot of time working on the carriers together. Just an Awesome dude who could make you laugh even in the toughest situations. My prayers and condolences to his loved ones.
Kelly Jeanne Whobrey saysJune 21, 2022 at 9:06 pm
I will miss his absolute kindness and his laugh and how he was always there to help a friend when needed. Just literally the nicest person I have known all around. I love you Waite ladies. Always here for you all.
Char Pressler saysJune 21, 2022 at 8:46 pm
Marianne and girls! We are heart broken for you. He was an amazing human! Kind, generous, funny and great taste in movie’s and music. We are sending love and peace! Cheers Mike !!!! You will be missed! Love to all