Bishop, John George 11/16/1943 - 4/8/2022 Sherman Lake, Richland MI John, age 78, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022. He was born in Kalamazoo on November 16, 1943 to the late Stanley and Dorothy (Roelof) Bishop. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy; their three children, Kevin (Jennifer) Bishop of San Jose, California, Bryan (Michele) of Richland, and Diane (Jesse) of Richland; four grandchildren, Ryker, Kara, Deagan, and Vaughn; a brother, Craig of Battle Creek and a sister, Sara (Sally) Jonas of Galesburg. Also surviving are nieces, a nephew, and many cousins. John graduated from Galesburg High School in 1961. He proceeded to Michigan State University to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in 1967. Before starting his career, John and Judy were married in Galesburg MI just prior to John serving 2 years in the Army. John and Judy were deployed to serve at a post in Heidelberg Germany where they were able to travel around Europe as newlyweds. Upon returning home, John pursued a career spanning packaging, the dairy and pharmaceutical industries and ultimately starting his own private business in 1995, Galesburg Auto. John designed and built three family homes in Greenville South Carolina, New Hudson Michigan and Richland Michigan. John's hobbies included photography, waterskiing, woodworking, all sorts of engineering projects, playing tennis and most of all visiting with his family and friends. The family would like to thank the amazing medical staff at Bronson Methodist Hospital who provided exceptional care during a difficult time and the compassionate, caring staff at Rose Arbor Hospice, who did so much to make John comfortable and to honor his wishes. According to John's wishes, a Celebration of Life Open House will be held for family and friends to gather and reminisce at the Kellogg Hall at the Sherman Lake YMCA on Sunday May 15, from 1-4pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations in John's memory be made to the American Cancer Society.