Christopher A. Wright

Detroit, Michigan

Age 58


Detroit, Michigan


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Christopher A. WrightChristopher A. Wright, Ph.D., age 58, died peacefully on January 29, 2020. Son of Frederick and Margaret, was preceded in death by his father, mother and daughter Patricia. He is survived by his daughter Anna, fiancée Jacque, sister Julia (Martin), brother Fred (Pat), and...

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Chris directing making mushroom kits at the Chippewa tribe

I've known Chris since the 1980's when I met him making mushroom kits for participants of the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club at one of our annual "Fungus Fest" Fall weekends. Since then he always supplied me with mushroom kits to use in teaching others about mycology, and then we began to teach together, working with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in the Mt. Pleasant/Isabella County area. I know he loved the science of mycology very much and was dedicated to promote it enough to get a...

I'm sure I'm not the only Michigander who appreciated all the work Chris did to further mycology and knowledge of mushrooms in our state. Thank you for a lifetime of good works.

Chris and I roomed together on a few different occasions while at NMU. There was a time when we were pretty much inseparable among a core crowd of best friends. You know who you are, Tom, Thomkat and Bob.

He was maybe one of the naturally smartest people I have ever met. One of those guys everyone envied, because he could be out goofing off and partying til dawn and ace his 8am chemistry exam.

Chris was a musician, a rocker, a writer, a math and science whiz and a...

Rest In Peace Chris.

Chris was a student in a course that I taught at MSU. He was always thoughtful, always interested. And he always had a kind word. He will be missed.

Thanks for being a such an incredible mentor and friend. Your many examples of generosity, kindness, and service to your community will continue to help guide us. I'm going to miss you. Rest in peace, Chris.

Never will be forgotten. Until death did we part. ❣