Robert Christopher "Chris" Naumes
July 10, 1976 ~ November 11, 2016
Robert Christopher “Chris” Naumes, 40, of Mt. Pleasant, our brave, and loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend passed away suddenly from a heart attack on the afternoon of Friday, November 11, 2016 at McLaren Central Michigan. Chris was born in Mt. Pleasant on July 10, 1976, the son of Joseph and Beth (Norris) Naumes. Throughout childhood Chris bravely endured many medical issues. When he was two and half years old he was diagnosed at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD with Niemann-Picks Type B disease. At the age of 12 Chris underwent a liver transplant at the University of Michigan Hospital, he was a 27-year liver transplant survivor. Chris did not let his medical problems stop him; he was a cub scout at Verellen Elementary in Essexville and later graduated from Garber High School in Essexville in 1995. Chris was an avid U of M fan, enjoyed woodworking, and enjoyed taking his beloved dog, Amanda, on long walks. Chris leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved parents Beth (Bob) Jarve and Joseph (Mari Haywood) Naumes; siblings, Dr. Patrick O’Connor (Dr. Nancy Stevens), Dr. Robert K. (Amber) Jarve, Kelly Naumes, and Erin (Karl Bentley) Jarve; nieces and nephews, Evan O’Connor, Daniel Jarve, Nicholas Jarve, Malakai Garcia Bentley, and Jordan Bentley, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Chris was welcomed home to heaven by his grandparents, Ralph and Gladys Norris, Bernard and Emily Naumes, and his brother, Daniel Jarve. Chris’ family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 10:00 AM until the time of his 12:00 PM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. A Celebration of Life Reception will immediately follow in The Wesley Room at Skorupski’s. Memorial contributions may be directed to wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.