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Scott Burcaw Smeltzer, Jr.

February 4, 1932 — July 25, 2023


Scott Burcaw Smeltzer, Jr., age 91, of Kalamazoo passed away July 25, 2023. He was born February 4, 1932 in Kalamazoo to the late Scott B., Sr. and Dorothy (Exstance) Smeltzer.

Scott was active in athletics when he was younger and continued his involvement by attending sporting events for his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; and grandson, Jeremy Smeltzer.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gloria Jean (Mort) Smeltzer; children, Laura (Terry) VanderMeer, David (Leslie) Smeltzer, Gail (Vance) Bigley, Larry (Alison) Smeltzer, Jerry (Ginger) Smeltzer, and Kathy (Jeff) McDaniel; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place, and Scott will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery in Comstock.

Donations in Scott’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

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