July 15, 1980 - February 11, 2022
Michael Joseph Kite, 41, of Baldwinsville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2022. Born on July 15, 1980 in Syracuse, NY, Mike split his childhood between Liverpool, Memphis, and later Brewerton, where he graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School in 1998. He then attended college at SUNY Oswego and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting and Mass Communication in 2002. After college, Mike moved to Washington, D.C., where he remained for ten years before returning to central New York to be closer to family. Michael loved working and was incredibly successful and driven in his professional career in digital marketing, most recently as a Senior Director for Digital Hyve. Mike leaves behind a large family that loves him more than words can describe, including his mother Judith M. Wheeler-Kinch (Kevin) of Jordan, father Peter M. Kite of Brewerton, stepfather Wayne A. Wheeler I of Memphis, stepmother Andrea Kite of Baldwinsville, sister Robin L. Wheeler Feane (Tyler) of Voorheesville, brothers Wayne A. Wheeler II (Marissa Walsh) of Syracuse, Anthony Kite of Baldwinsville, and Samuel Kite of Baldwinsville, maternal grandfather Frank J. Hansen of Syracuse, paternal grandparents Peter R. and Bonnie Kite of Pennellville, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers. He also leaves behind a nephew and two nieces, Jackson, Addison and Emerson Feane of Voorheesville, whom he loved with all of his heart and who were his pride and joy. Mike was predeceased by his brother Peter A. Kite, maternal grandmother Shirley R. Carroll, and step-paternal grandparents Mildred L. Wheeler and Wayne F. Wheeler. Michael really enjoyed mentoring high school students and was on two advisory councils for his local BOCES, where he worked with students on college and career readiness. He was a proud member of the Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2018, and was a “big brother” for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Washington, D.C. for many years. Mike wanted it to be known that he made the decision to peacefully end his life after a courageous, private battle with depression, anxiety, and loneliness, which was exacerbated by the isolating effects of the pandemic. His family is incredibly proud of him for bravely facing so many challenges and struggles for so long. He was the best uncle, brother, son, friend, and coworker, and he is deeply missed and forever cherished. Calling hours will be held from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Thursday, February 17th at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 4899 W. Taft Road in Liverpool. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, February 18th at the same location, and a live stream will also be available online. To attend the service remotely, please visit the funeral home’s website at 10:00am on Friday under Michael’s tribute page. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Mike in a special way may make a donation to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Syracuse, or simply perform an act of kindness in his honor or check in with a loved one to let them know what they mean to you.
Michael Joseph Kite, 41, of Baldwinsville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2022. Born on July 15, 1980 in Syracuse, NY, Mike split his childhood between Liverpool, Memphis, and later Brewerton, where he graduated from Cicero-North... View Obituary & Service Information
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