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Kathleen Marie Simpson

November 5, 2023
Kalamazoo, MI




Kathleen Marie Simpson of Kalamazoo, 67, passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 5, 2023. Kathleen's funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1628 E. G Ave, Parchment, MI 49004.

Kathleen was born on January 11, 1956, in Kalamazoo, MI to Walter and Rosalind (Spalding) Oryczcak. She was a 1974 graduate of Parchment High School and Davenport University in 1999 receiving an associate degree. Kathleen began a career at Pfizer in 1990 and continued there until she retired in 2018. She greatly appreciated the opportunities for international travel her career provided. She loved her time spent with family including her beloved Yorkshire Terrier "Bentley". She also enjoyed reading and playing Blackjack at casinos. Kathleen was a member at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Parchment, MI.

Kathleen will be greatly missed by her; her children, Laura (Gene) Ritchie and Ryan Simpson; siblings, Connie Swenson, Thomas Oryczcak, Richard Oryczcak; grandchildren, Alyssa Cisneros, Joshua Caswell, Briana Simpson, Jordan Simpson, Lydia Looper; great grandchildren, Liam Caswell and Thea Caswell. She is preceded in death by her son, Kyle Simpson and brother, John Oryczcak.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kalamazoo Humane Society Please leave a message of comfort for Kathleen's family or sign her guestbook at