Dwight Douglas Christy Jr. passed away with family around him, at Island House on Mercer Island on September 29, 2017. He was 91 years old. He was a friendly, kind, generous man much loved by his family and friends.
Dwight was born in Kansas City, MO, and in his youth lived in Chicago and Los Angeles, where he graduated from Los Angeles High School. During World War II, Dwight served in the U.S. Navy on a minesweeper in the Philippines. He graduated from Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, where he studied business and accounting and enjoyed playing on the golf team.
He married his college sweetheart Norma Jean in 1953 and together they had three sons, raised in Southern California and, from 1977, on Mercer Island.
During a long career in aviation finance and management, he worked at Flying Tiger Lines, American Jet Industries, the Raisbeck Group, North American Rockwell, and for Northrup, at Boeing in Seattle, building the B2 Bomber.
Lifetime joys were his sons and grandchildren, playing golf, camping and fishing, sailing on Puget Sound, and attending the MI Presbyterian Church, where he was delighted to help refurbish and install the pipe organ.
Dwight is survived by his wife Norma Jean, sons Steven, David, and Kevin, Kevin’s wife Robin, and grandchildren Amelia, Isabel, and Stewart.
A celebration of his life will take place at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church on November 18th at 10:30am.