A message from Steve Abid:
“We would like to express sincere gratitude to the GRCC community for your tremendous outpouring of sympathy and support with the passing of Maureen Abid. Thank you to all who came to the visitation or funeral and to those who sent cards and messages. Words can never express how you have helped us through this tough time. When Dr. Pink refers to the GRCC Family – he is right on point!
We apologize for this impersonal message, but please know that we send you our heartfelt gratitude.
Steve Abid and family“
We extend our condolences to Steve Abid on the passing of his wife Maureen Abid of 41 years on Friday, December 14, 2018.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, December 17, at Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuary 3525 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 18, at 11 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont, MI.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Mary’s Lacks Cancer Center or the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.
Maureen’s obituary is available online.
We extend our condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of Joel Swets, former poetry and composition instructor at GRCC, who died Nov. 12.
He’s in the front row, at the far right, in this photo of English faculty:
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of GRCC retiree Phyllis Blake, who has passed away. Phyllis retired from the History department at GRCC after 49 years of service.
Phyllis’ full obituary is available on MLive.
Nora Michael would like to express her thanks to the GRCC family’s heartfelt show of support, sympathy cards, and flowers received regarding the passing of her husband.
We extend our condolences to Nora Michael on the passing of her husband William Michael Jr. of 34 years on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2018, at Gillespie Funeral Home, 1865 Eastern Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 from 4-6 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at East Leonard Christian Reformed Church, 1027 Leonard Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, family hour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with funeral services and repast luncheon following.
We extend our condolences to Officer Kaye Newberry, in Campus Police, and her family upon the death of her father, Ken Bouma, on September 11.
We extend our condolences to Dan Clark, Dean of the Lakeshore Campus and Academic Outreach, and Cherie Clark, Lead CSO for CNA Testing in Training Solutions, and their family upon the death of Dan’s brother Dave.
We extend our condolences to Mursalata Muhammad in the English Department for the death of her 24 year-old godson, Lieutenant Junior Grade Asante McCalla. LT McCalla was reported missing at sea on August 19 and declared deceased on August 22, 2018. LT McCalla was an Officer in the Navy on the U.S.S. Lake Erie and died while on-duty serving our country.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of former Food Science and Nutrition teacher, Marcille Dalgleish (Mrs. D), who has passed away. Marcille was a founding faculty member of GRJC’s Culinary Arts Program.
Marcille’s full obituary is available on MLive: http://mobileobits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=marcille-dalgleish&pid=189302814&referrer=0&preview=false
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of former History Professor and Social Sciences Divisional Chair, Jim Bogdan (Fr. Jim), who has passed away. Jim served GRJC/GRCC from 1959 until his retirement in 1993.
Services will be held Friday, May 25, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Fr. Jim’s full obituary is available on MLive: http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=james-bogdan&pid=189089019
We extend our condolences to Lisa Freiburger, in Finance and Administration, and her family upon the death of her mother, Carolyn Homminga, on April 7.
We extend our condolences to Justin Vogelar, of the IT Support Desk, on the loss of his father, Gregory M. Vogelar, this past weekend. Services are scheduled for April 14.
We extend our condolences to Marcia Arp, of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, upon the death of her father, Leslie Holmberg Jr., on April 1. Services are scheduled for April 7.
We extend our condolences to Dale Betts, of Purchasing, and his family on the death of his brother, James Betts, on March 5.