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Kenneth Vladimir Christie
Sept. 3, 1933-Dec. 21, 2016
Los Altos, California

Submitted by Robin Schultz
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Kenneth Vladimir Christie: born September 3, 1933 in Bronx, NY, entered into rest on December 21, 2016 in Los Altos, California.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Arlene Christie and his three children: Diana Christie of Los Angeles, Calif, Jonathan Christie (Karen) of Venice, Calif, and Robin Schultz (Dave) of Mountain View, Calif. He is preceded in death by his parents, Christo and Ivanka Vladeff.

Ken had a long career as an aerospace engineer, holding positions at McDonnell Douglas, Motorola and Litton. Upon retiring, he taught math, science and other subjects for a decade as a professor at San Jose State University. He earned his Bachelors of Science from MIT and his Masters from Georgia Tech.

Always the smartest man in the room, Ken loved history, playing and winning at bridge with the SIR organization, watching football, debating almost any topic, working out and enjoying a Manhattan on the rocks at the end of the day.

He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be forever missed.

Tags: teacher/educator, business

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Memorial service
A graveside service to honor Ken will occur on Friday, December 30 at 11 am at Oak Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kens name to the American Heart Association.

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