Christopher Kaska

Christopher James Kaska died Jan. 22, 2012, from renal cell carcinoma. He was 43.

He was born May 12, 1968, in Bellevue, Wash. He graduated from Eastside Catholic High School 1986. While attending high school he took classes pursuing his interest in horticulture. His joy was owning his business, Tall and Small Trees, for 20 years before illness took away his ability to perform his job.

His passions included gardening, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and friends. He was following in the footsteps of his father who was a gardener and had a huge pumpkin patch each fall.

He is survived by his son Matthew Reed; mother Karen Kaska; siblings Rebecca Kaska, Andrew Kaska, Mark Kaska, Jennifer Bone and Kevin Kaska; and stepson Calub Shoulders.

He was preceded in death by his father James Kaska in October 2011.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland, Wash.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, Wash. 98034.