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James E. Mackay

February 18, 1926 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Passed away Saturday morning, May 7, 2022 at his home. Jim was born February 18, 1926 in Gagetown, MI the son of John and Mary (Meyer) Mackay. He was a native of Michigan and served 33 months active duty in the U.S. Navy right out of high School during World War II. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master's Degree from Central Michigan University. Jim was a member of the Michigan Retired School Personnel and the Kalamazoo Chapter. He was also a member of the Military Retired Officer's Association and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. On May 26, 1949 Jim was united in marriage to his loving wife of nearly 73 years, Betty (Goerz) who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Janice Mackay of Kalamazoo, Diane (Patrick) Hirigoyen of St. Paul, MN; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held in Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators or St. Ambrose Catholic Church. To view Jim's personalized webpage please visit https://www.langelands.com
 


Services

Memorial Mass
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
1628 East G Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Reception
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
1628 East G Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Donations

Centrica Care Navigators (formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan)
7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693450273
Web: http://www.hospiceswmi.org

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
1628 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49004
Tel: 2693854152

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