Christopher Sanders

Obituary of Christopher Michael Sanders

Mike Sanders, 39 years young, passed from this world in the morning of August 4, 2022 at his home in Falls Church, Va. 


Mike was born March 25, 1983, in the U.S. Army hospital in Seoul, Korea. He was the son of John Sanders and Chong Sim Sanders. He is survived by his father, John Sanders, step-mother, Jessie Sanders, two brothers, John Anderson and Samuel Sanders, and one sister, Angela Schultz. His maternal grandmother in Korea, aged 102, survives as well. Mike leaves behind friends, co-workers, and extended family throughout the United States and Korea. 

Mike graduated in 2001 from Kadena High School, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. Like many sons and daughters of military members, Mike attended multiple elementary, middle, and high schools. His education in the Department of Defense schools include Germany, Korea, and Japan. Mike also attended the Lakewood, Washington, public school located on Fort Lewis, Washington. Mike attended college in Arizona and Washington, finishing well into his second year.

He was an avid soccer and baseball player throughout his school years.  Mike loved music and dance – playing trumpet and drums in high school, at one time trying his hand in a dance group in Korea. In addition to playing Mike experimented with turntabling, music production, and music recording. He developed a passion for cooking and pursued a career in the field of food service over the past 10 years.  He also enjoyed video games to occupy his time.

Mike was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, and a friend. He gave each of us humorous stories and tales to share with each other in memory. His passage through this world was all too brief – he will be missed. 


A Celebration of Life for family, friends, and guests will be held at a later date.  


In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to your local homeless help center or plant a living tree in memory.


A Memorial Tree was planted for Christopher
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