Charles "Chris" Bidle passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. He was 54. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1958, he was preceded in death by his beloved mother Christine in 1997. Chris graduated from Madison High School in Madison Heights, Michigan and also received a B.S. from the University of Michigan. For the last 23 years, he worked as an automotive executive with American Honda Motor Co. An avid angler, hunter and golfer, Chris loved music, Detroit sports teams and his Michigan Wolverines. More than anything, though, Chris loved spending time with his closest friends and his partner Lori Connor. In Chris's honor, donations can be made to the Madison Community Education Foundation, 1718 Sycamore, Royal Oak, MI 48073. This fund helps graduates from Chris's home high school receive scholarship money to further their education.