Christian Stanley Weise

Chris Weise

Chris Weise

Christian Stanley Weise died in a Kirkland Washington hospital after a very brief illness. He was 56 years old.

Born to Harry Weise and Joan (Stanley) Weise in Sonoma California on October 5, 1959. A 5th generation Sonoma Valley resident, Christian was named for his great-great grandfather who settled in Glen Ellen, California in the 1851.

Attending schools in Sonoma and later Santa Rosa, he graduated from Montgomery High School in 1977.Chris Weise

Not long after graduation and following in his father’s footsteps, Chris enlisted in the Air Force where he became a Staff Sergeant and munitions expert. The Air Force sent Chris to Germany where he was stationed for almost 5 years. During that time, he spent time on a naval carrier in the Persian Gulf, Chris was part of a team who armed the aircraft. He also furthered his education in business administration overseas through the University of Maryland.

Chris’ whole life was global, Chris had a great passion for travel and loved developing international business relationships. After the Air Force, Robbins Company sent him on tunneling projects all over the world, including South Africa, the Netherlands and Norway. Later, he worked for a company which sold guidance systems for directional drills. This job once again included global travel, as well as the opportunity to Chris Weisecontinue his education in marketing, management, and product development. Chris was proud to have studied at both Stanford and Harvard’s Business Schools.  After a short stint working in the USA as operations officer for AeroGo, Inc., he again found himself traveling. He was in the process of expanding the world markets for AR Modular RF. He had just returned from India a week before he died.

He married Kristin Malia Jeffers on November 6, 1999 in a beautiful ocean side ceremony on Maui. Happily married for 16 years, they have two children, Greta and Beck.

Chris loved socializing with family and friends, riding his Harley Fat Boy, shooting with his buddies, the Walrus Team 6, and planning his next big adventure.

Chris WeiseChris is survived by his loving wife and children. His father Harry (Suzanne), his brother Jake (Denise, Teaguen, Mikayden), cousins Hal, Sue Edwards (Mike), Patty (Ed Hagan), Veronica Coates (Jesse, Holden Campos) and a large Jeffers family that loved him as one of their own.

He was preceded in death by his mother Joan Stanley and step-dad Peter Quinn.

A private celebration of life is planned for June 3rd so please raise a glass and toast to Christian and his joyful, adventurous life.

24 Responses to “Christian Stanley Weise”

  • Susan (Weise) Michael Edwards says:

    Sending our love and prayers. Sorry we will are unable to attend Chris’s celebration of life. We hope your beautiful memories of Chris will help you through this difficult time. Our love, Sue& Mike

  • Sharla (Shar) Brooks says:

    Our dear Chris. We miss you terribly. You and your family are like family to us. Many wonderful times together over the years. Malia, Greta, Beck our hearts for each of you in ways you will never know. We will always be family and always be here for you. We Love you with all our hearts. Love, Shar

  • Nilah and Gary says:

    Malia, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find solace in the wonderful memories of the last 16 years.

  • Maggi Broggel says:

    How proud you must be Malia to have loved and been loved by Chris. He was certainly a talented and charming man with a ready smile for all of his friends. I know he is with all of you, surrounding you with loving energy. We send you friendship and support.

  • Claudia says:

    I(WE)* were privileged to call Christian Weise our friend. Only eternity can be a consolidation to meet our loved ones again! **
    Darling Malia and the babes are deeply anchored in my heart.
    Forever sailing … x

  • Timmy DeHan says:

    When Marimba rhythm start to play
    Dance with me, make me sway
    Like the lazy ocean hugs the shore
    Hold me close, sway me more

    Like a flower bending in the breeze
    Bend with me, sway with ease
    When we dance, you have a way with me
    Stay with me, sway with me

  • Clint Smith says:

    Malia, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and my heart are with you.

  • Don and Ethel Shepherd says:

    Malia and Children, Even though we did not know Christian for long, he will remain a happy memory with us. May you take comfort in your loving memories of your time together.


    I first met Chris in the UK at an AR management meeting
    his friendly personality made me feel like I new him for years. I was very excited to work for him and his team to help them grow the modular division for AR.
    His energy was catching. I’ll miss him personally as well as the opportunity to work with him professionally. My prayers go out to him and his family.

  • Michael Young says:

    Malia, I’m so sorry, I will never forget the times we spent together. He was a special man and I know a wonderful loving father and husband. My love a prayers to you and the kids.

  • Marilyn Pedersen says:

    Chris may be gone but never forgotten. Steve and I are grateful to have known and performed with him. Chris’ friendship and joie de vivre were precious to us.

  • Peggy McCaulley says:

    Dearest Malia- We met Chris when you were engaged. Uncle Don said he would bring me to your wedding, but when you decided on Hawaii, he drew the line! When we visited you in Kirkland a few years ago, we got to know Chris better. He was a gracious host, helping making us feel so welcome. It’s a tragedy to lose him so soon, but such joy he brought to your life! Treasure your memories.
    Much, much love, Aunt Peggy

  • Nancy Smith says:

    Although no words can really help to ease your loss, know that you all are in my thoughts. ” We miss Christian at AR”

  • Tim Hague says:

    I met Christian when he was waiting for his interview at AR. He immediately struck me as a `good’ man, although we did not meet too often my first impression never changed.
    RIP Christian, you were taken too early.

  • Mareen Katzer says:

    This quote that I have always loved by Hunter S. Thompson reminds me of dear Christian:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

    He was such a joy and positive energy. He made memories instead of chasing dreams. He did it with Malia and his children by his side.

    He became a fast and wonderful friend to Mike and I. The world lost a great one that day.

    Hugs and Love to you Malia, Greta and Beck xoxo

  • Amy says:

    A wonderful, loving, and fun family!!!! Chris, I am sending wishes to your soul for peace and joy as you smile upon Malia and your children! Up-The-Hill Amy

  • Ruth and Barry Van De Carr says:

    Chris, what a wonderful, fun loving person, full of life. We remember you coming into Kirkland on that big motorcycle, and how much you loved Malia , Greta and Beck. Ride on forever,
    Barry and Ruth

  • Tom Zhao says:

    Not knowing Christian for a long time but deep impressed by his intelligence, sharp thinking and humorous…
    A great man and a great friend to remember.

  • Sandy Casey says:

    I met Chris a long time ago we were both young he was my first love and I have never forgotten him. He was always kind, and treated me like a lady. Even though the years have passed and he more than likely forgot me I have never forgotten him. Sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Ben Poirier says:

    Dear Malia and children. We are very sorry about your loss. We have spent an inspiring and intense period together with Chris at Harvard Business School in 2003. We experienced him as a friend, colleague and sparring partner.

    We send you friendship and support.

    The PMD78 class from Harvard Business School – Ben Poirier, class secretary and Matthias Ehrat

  • Nancy Imamura says:

    Dear Malia, Greta and Beck,

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet & kind gentleman. We will always remember his smiling face.

    He was not only a customer, but also a friend. On behalf of myself and United Airlines Global Service, our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will truly be missed…

  • Phil Opper says:

    Chris was my big brother at Spangdahlem (1982-84). Alot of hard bombs/missles then as he coached me through some tough times. Well, here in Lafayette, La. 32 years later I finally locate him…. in an obit from 6 months ago. Whew!
    Malia & children be ever strong. I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S. as we would say in the gasthaus.
    Keep smiling, Phil Opper

  • Chris Busko says:

    I met Chris at Spangdahlem, West Germany in 1982, he was an AMMO Troop with me and we had good times together. Sorry to here of his passing. I send my condolences to his Family! I have been trying to locate Chris for a few years and I am saddened to hear this sad news. So with that said IYAAYAS as a true AMMO Troop! Amen. Chris Busko

  • Mark Hames says:

    I was one of Chris’s roommates while stationed at Spangdahlem AB Germany. What a great guy, we had some really good times, worked hard and played harder. You will be truly missed, my prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace Otter!!

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