Michael Reid | Obituary

Mike was born in Elgin, Illinois, grew up on Mercer Island and graduated from the University of Washington. He attended Mercer Island High School where he played guard on the football team, the saxophone in the band, and was a founding member of the War Pigs.

While at UW, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and graduated from the Foster School of Business. He worked for Microsoft, LoudEye, and spent the last 18 years at AT&T.

Mike was an adventurer and loved the outdoors. He loved to ride his bicycle and his Harley. As a young man he climbed Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro. He skied every day he could, spending most weekend nights at Alpental and carving turns at Whistler whenever possible. He lived in Vail, Colorado for a season and “chased the snow” until late Spring.

He met the love of his life, Kathi, at 30,000 feet and kept the airline ticket stub in his wallet. They married on October 3, 1998, and on August 17, 2000, they welcomed twin daughters Anna and Emily.

His family was his everything. He loved them deeply, fiercely, and passionately every day. He was so proud.

He was a collector. He loved sunglasses and “ugly” socks. He acquired phones, computers, and electronics that he would build, rebuild, and tinker with. He loved his dogs, first Maggie, now Odie. They were frequent subjects of his photos and posts.

Mike loved to laugh and be silly but hated to be the center of attention. He had his own way of accessorizing, was never without a thermos of coffee and most recently loved his beard. He was a proud Husky – attending home games to cheer on the Dawgs. He rooted for the Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariners too.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kathi, daughters Anna and Emily. His parents, Bob and Margie Reid. His sister, Darcy, her husband Patrick and nephews Justin and Connor. Mike is also survived by his Aunts and Uncles Linda and John and Joyce and Jim , Mother-in law Marcia, Kathi’s Family, and numerous cousins and friends. And of course, his beloved dog Odie. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mike’s name to the Seattle Humane Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.