Dr. Mike Unuakhalu, 63, husband of Abigail Edoro Unuakhalu, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria on May 31, 1957 to Chief Odion and Ejemen Akhimien Unuakhalu. Dr. Mike Unuakhalu was a Professor of Computer Science and the Coordinator of the Graduate Computer Science Degree Program at Kentucky State University. He holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Technology/Instructional System Design from The University of Kentucky, M.S. in Computer Science from Clark-Atlanta University, and a B.SC in Computer Science and M.P.A in Public Administration from Kentucky State University. He taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Computer Science and Information Systems field including Computer Programming & Problem Solving, Data Structures, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems, Electronic Commerce, and Computer Information Systems.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Osereme Unuakhalu, and Ejemen Unuakhalu; his son, Usifo Unuakhalu; his sisters, Odion Omoruwa, Idowu Olanrewaju, Julie Unuakhalu and Tokunbo Unuakhalu; and his brothers, Godwin Unuakhalu, Ebis Unuakhalu, Innih Unuakhalu, David Unuakhalu, and Jonah Unuakhalu. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, uncles and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Akhere Unuakhalu; and his brother Sunday Unuakhalu.
Mike was a loving husband and father who enjoyed traveling with his family and keeping up with sports. He was a big fan of UK Athletics and the San Francisco 49ers. Mike loved to sing and listen to music. He lived a healthy lifestyle and took daily walks. Mike was a devoted educator in and out of the classroom.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Father Charles Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Serving as casketbearers will be Francis Gwandi, James Adeyemi, Elgie McFayden, Clifton Wise, Richard Maiti, Jens Hannemann, and Dave Crowe. Honorary casketbearers will be Chandee Felder, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Philomena Sanbe. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd.