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Kenneth John “Ken” Christie

March 7, 1937 - April 9, 2021

Kenneth John “Ken” Christie, age 84, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Born in Bronx, NY, on March 7, 1937, he was a son of the late William T. and Elizabeth (Cullam) Christie. Ken was a star athlete in high school, and was invited to play baseball for the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. He turned down the opportunity to play in the major leagues, so he could attend St. John’s University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Ken was an active volunteer in his community, and was thrilled to meet new people. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, and taking walks. Ken will always be remembered for his goodwill towards others and kindness.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth J. Christie, Jr. and brother, Douglas Christie. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen E. (Hayes) Christie; children, Kathy M. Beste of St. Louis, MO, Kerrin M. Jameson of Dover, and Kevin W. Christie of Newark, NJ; siblings, Joyce Farley of Bellmore, NY and Dr. Wayne Christie of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and granddaughter, Katherine Jameson of Hamburg, NJ.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.


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4 Condolences for Kenneth John “Ken” Christie

  • Kathy & Christie family
    So sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Ken is resting in peace. In time, you may find some peace and remember the joy instead of these past months.
    Marie Rigg

  • Dear Kathy,Kathleen,Kerrin & Kevin
    Know that Kenneth your husband, your father & my brother now rests in the arms of our Lord. There is no way to lessen the sorrow of losing Kenneth but please remember that others care very much and wish you strength and comfort at this sad time My love to all of you You will be in my prayers. Love Joyce

  • Katherine,
    I just saw this obituary. I’m so sorry for your loss. Ken was such an active supporter of Neighborhood House, bringing donations, a smile, and friendly conversation whenever he came to visit. He will be soreky missed by the staff and volunteers at the Neighborhood House. May God ease your pain and give you peace.