Kathleen A. Cummiskey



KATHLEEN A. CUMMISKEY of Grand Rapids, MI. Loving mother, grandmother, educator and friend passed away November 7, 2021 at Spectrum Blodgett Hospital. Kathy was born August 24, 1944 in Durand, MI, to the late Theodore and Violette (Collins) Cusack. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Dan; sister, Mary Ellen McKercher and brother-in-law, Tom Taylor.

She attended both Ferris State and Western Michigan Universities and was a dedicated teacher for 34 years. Kathy was always a positive presence in our world, every one of her students mattered to her. She is survived by her children, Patrick (Sasha) Cummiskey of Savage, MN, Joyce (Rorick) Miller of Grand Rapids; granddaughters, Abby and Olive; sister, Margaret Taylor of Big Rapids; brother-in-law, Patrick McKercher of Kalamazoo; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hudson Educational Foundation. Please visit Kathy’s memory page to read more of her life story, leave a memory or condolence at www.heritagelifestory.com.