Gerry Desmond

September 7, 1946 - January 26, 2017
Kalamazoo, MI



Saturday, February 4, 2017
11:00 AM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Betzler
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

The Ryan Desmond Memorial Fund

The Ryan Desmond Memorial Fund allows scholarships to be awarded to Loy Norrix Seniors who demonstrate strength and leadership, both on the field and in the classroom.

Please make checks payable to Donna Desmond

The Ethan Ryan Cowen Educational Fund

The Ethan Ryan Desmond Educational Fund In Care Of Donna Desmond is to honor our grandson Ethan in his efforts towards a lifetime of learning. This was very important to Gerry, as he loved to learn and wanted to make sure he passed that on to his grandson.

Please make checks payable to Donna Desmond


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


It is with tremendous sadness that we, the family of Gerald J. Desmond Jr. , announce his death. Gerry unexpectedly passed away at his home January 26, 2017. Those who knew Gerry could readily sense his pride and love for his family; and his delight at the smiles of his grandson Ethan. We know Gerry will continue in all our lives through good memories and shared experiences.

Love, and rest in peace.

A service in celebration of his life will be held at the Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900, on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Gerry’s wishes: The Ryan Desmond Memorial Fund or The Ethan Ryan Cowen Educational Fund in care of Donna Desmond.