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Christopher Neil Bailey

Obituary

August 31, 2021

Christopher Neil Bailey passed away suddenly early this morning due to an accident while on a business trip to Manhattan, New York City.  He lived in Chandler

,

Arizona with his beloved wife

,

Dawn Joy Bailey

(n

ée

Dore)

,

and

precious

daughter Taryn Bailey.

Chris is

a

respected and loved husband, father, son, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and dear friend to so many.

H

e was devoted to

building a

life

of joy and memories

along with

Dawn

and

Taryn

.

D

espite

Taryn’s

complex medical needs,

he

supported

every opportunity

for her

to be a part of her community and thrive.  Chris



extraordinary

gift was

his ability

to

be completely involved in

all

of

the

day-to-day

care

for Taryn

and support for Dawn, build a successful career,

and continue to lead

, inspire

and mentor many along the way.

Chris was a man of devo

u

t faith and a member of the Catholic church.  He served as an altar boy as a youth and

later

became an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist bringing Communion to the sick and home

bound

.

Chris was very intelligent.

Upon returning to Michigan from New Jersey he attended Harrison High School in Farmington Hills

,

Michigan

,

graduating with a straight 4.0 average.  He attended college at Arizona State University in Tempe

,

Arizona

,

achieving a degree in computer engineering.  He later received an M.B.A. also from ASU.

Growing up he

was

very involved in sports.  He excelled on the high school swim team

,

ultimately winning

most of

his races

,

and set a school record with his friends in a relay race.

He also made it to the State Finals.  He was always hea

l

th conscious, and running was a passion of his.  He ran primarily with best friends and earned many medals for

his

triathlons and marathons.

He was an avid sports fan and loved the Detroit Red Wings and ASU sports.

Also, while growing up, he joined the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout at the early age of 15.

Chris was a great provider for his family.  He was employed by ASU while attending college and remained there until joining Matson Navigation Company.  He excelled there

,

twice being awarded as an Employee of the Year at a senior level.   In 2019 he joined McKinsey & Company.

He was quite successful and soon earned the praise of

his

co-workers, senior management and clients

for his knowledge

, professionalism, demeanor, and ability to relate and communicate

.

Chris enjoyed camping and riding his dirt bike.

Chris

is survived by

Dawn, Taryn,

his parents Byron O’Neil Bailey and Lynn

Therese

Baile

y

(n

ée

Paterni),

s

iblings Julie

Goncharov

(

(n

ée

Bailey)

(Pavel

Goncharov

)

)

of Arizona and Andrew

Bailey

(Michelle

Bailey

(

n

ée

Robertson)

)

of Michigan

, nephew Ryan Goncharov and

niece Emily Goncharov

.

Chris was born in 1977 in Livonia

,

Michigan and lived in Novi, Michigan until moving to Harper Woods

,

Michigan

.  Other residences include Somerdale

,

New Jersey

;

Farmington Hills

,

Michigan

;

and

finally

Chandler

,

Arizona.

Chris was a people person.  He made everybody feel good and was a great leader, provider and friend and we all are extremely proud of him.  He is sorely missed, but we will always have fond memories of him

.

H

e made our world a better place.

We welcome your stories.  Please add

them

as comments.
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