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Patrick Jon Hope, age 55, passed away suddenly on December 29, 2020.  He was born on October 10, 1965, in Waterviliet, Michigan to Arthur and Marilyn Hope.

Survivors include his sister, Melinda Hope; nieces, Abigail Sue Groetsema (Janes) and Michelle Lind Flynn (Janes); great-nieces and great-nephews, Grace, Jase, Kolton and Brighton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur and mother, Marilyn; aunt, Kay Nevitt; uncle, Richard Hope, and aunt, Ardis of South Haven.

Patrick went to Hackett High School, graduating in 1984.He also attended Michigan State University: GO GREEN! GO WHITE! Prior to working at Mattress Mart, He worked at Auto Body Panels in Kalamazoo where he met some lifelong friends. He enjoyed fishing, camping and taking many snowmobiling trips up north. He was a caring son whom cared for his mother for years. One of his favorite pastimes with her was searching South Haven beach for beach glass and walking the pier.

He will be greatly missed.

Patrick’s Celebration of life will be held at-a-later date and will be posted as soon as details become available.  All friends and family members are welcome to attend.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Kathy on January 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Pat, you were the best man at Chris and my wedding. Nervous about your toast but spoke from your heart and I will forever remember those genuine words. You wore your heart on your sleeve and gave the best hugs ever. You were a kind soul that will be missed. You will always have the open invite to the fire (just don’t bring any dried up Christmas trees). God speed

  2. John Hillsburg on January 19, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Pat was a wonderful friend. I remember the day I first met Pat, it was sophomore year at Hackett. I had injured my back the day before at football practice. We were in the cafeteria and I dropped my book bag, as I struggled to pick up my bag, Pat came over and helped me out. We were always good friends ever since. Pat and I would go years without seeing each other but when we did meet up it was like we never missed a beat. Miss you already buddy.

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