Michael Calvaruso

July 6, 1959 ~
February 13, 2021

Michael Calvaruso, age 61, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 13, 2021 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was a journeyman in the Welder Maintenance Dept. at the GM Grand Rapids Stamping Plant for over 30 years. Mike enjoyed family, American history, classic cars, and Lions football. His most prized possessions were pristine, twin, blue 1978 Trans Ams and a glass-enclosed model of the Titanic, which he meticulously hand-built years ago. Mike was an expert on Titanic lore and proud that, though unauthorized, he touched a piece of her hull at an exhibit! He was predeceased by his father, Frank, and is survived by his beloved daughter, Kelli (Jeff) Wynsma; precious grandson, Ezekiel Wynsma; the love-of-his life, Joyce Casady; 100-year old mom, Anne; sisters, Mary (Dave) Weaver, Joanne Scott, Carol (Tony Selvaggio) Bourgeois, Francine VanderMolen; brother, Steve (Lorinda) Calvaruso; best friend, Darryl Huebner; and many extended relatives. The family would like to thank the staff of Faith Hospice for the loving care that Mike received. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church, 4101 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, on Thursday, February 18 at 11 am, with Rev. John Vallier presiding. Friends and relatives may greet the family one hour prior to Mass. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice.

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February 17, 2021 3:16pm
Very sad to hear about the loss of Mike. I was his insurance agent and have many good memories of my times with mike. One that sticks out is his smile when he uncovered his (2) 78' Firebirds. They were in mint condition and I could see the pride of ownership in those vehicles. Mike was always sincere and thoughtful and knew each person in our office. We had known about Mike's cancer and have been praying for him consistently. We miss you Mike!

- Luke Bagnall

February 17, 2021 11:46am
Our sincere condolences Johm & Maha and Gina, Mike, Greg, Dominic Russo .

- John F. Russo

February 16, 2021 12:50pm
He had a tough exterior that housed a big heart. I will treasure the memories I have of Mike as well as his caregivers that loved him so much. May his family feel peace.

- Tracy Waldherr

February 16, 2021 9:26am
I worked as a WEMR with Mike for several years. He always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting. he was a pleasure to work with. To his family, I am sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. RIH.

- Melvin Matthews

February 16, 2021 9:12am
Mike comes from a wonderful family and he will be missed by all. Rest In Peace dear cousin in The Lord’s kingdom.

- Joseph Russo

February 16, 2021 3:00am
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in the coming days. He will be missed.

- Julie Klein

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