Dr. George G. “Tom” Carothers, age 82, of East Grand Rapids passed away August 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Allen Carothers. George is survived by his wife, Melissa Carothers; special friend, Dawn Burns; children, Dan Carothers, Dr. James (Joanna) Carothers, Gretchen (Jon) Swedin, Mary Kathleen Carothers, Emma Burns and daughter Carter, Payton Burns; grandchildren, Amelia, Finn, Poppy and Tate Carothers, Aggie and Archie Swedin; sisters, Kay Kampfschulte, Ann Robbins; and many nieces and nephews. George graduated from Michigan State University and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was an associate professor at Michigan State University College of Medicine and founder of Michigan Urological Clinic. George was an avid sports fan, golfer, and runner. Family will greet visitors Friday, August 13, 2021, from 4-7pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
Rest In Peace Tom.
My thoughts and prayers have been with you throughout the day. I know the pain that you must be going through at this time and the uncertainty in the days ahead. I know that you enriched Tom’s life in so many ways and that you were always there for him. May all the good memories sustain you in the weeks ahead.
One special man whom Ron and I enjoyed. We are with you dawn and so glad we shared this day with you. Rest In Peace Tom
Dawn: I am sorry for your loss. I remember Tom training him at KCOS. Great student and followed him when he started training in Urology.