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James Patrick Malcolm



James Patrick Malcolm, age 69 of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Stella Malcolm. He is survived by his children, Jamie (Doug) Johnson, Ryan (Jessica) Malcolm; brothers Jerry Malcolm, Tony (Candis) Malcolm, Howard (Connie) Malcolm; sister Leona (Wayne) Rhodes; grandchildren Kelli and Murphy Malcolm, Bailey and Morgan Groendyke, and Henry and Emma Johnson. James graduated from Lowell High School in 1966. Afterward, he served in the Army Military Police Corps from 1968-1970 in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. He worked for 37 years at Rapistan (Dematic), and served as a committee man for over 20 years in the UAW. James loved sports, especially baseball, which he continued to play after high school, and golf. With his wonderful sense of humor, he had many friends, and he will be dearly missed. He was a devoted grandfather to his grandkids, and loved his dogs Maggie and Bully. A Funeral liturgy will be held Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the liturgy. Rev. Peter Vu presiding. Military honors will be held under the auspices of the US Army Honor Guard and Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment Chapel Hill. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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