Geoffrey “Geoff” Heath passed away at home in Gaylord on February 6, 2017.
He was born in Kalamazoo, on April 7, 1946 and was the son of Frank Allgeo and Jane Sidnam Heath.
He attended University High School in Kalamazoo, received a business management degree from Northwoods Institute and a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from Grand Valley State College.
He moved to Gaylord in 1971 to become an elementary school teacher in the Gaylord Community Schools, teaching 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades over a 27- year period.
He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish, the Gaylord Area Jaycees and a life-long member of Nautilus Fitness System.
He loved his springer spaniels and was never without a dog.
His surviving family includes his brother and sister-in-law Alan and Jerry Heath of Lafayette, CO; niece Mollie Heath Niess of Charlotte, NC and her husband Tyler Niess; and niece Katherine Heath of Boulder, CO; as well as two grand nephews Duncan and Malcolm Niess of Charlotte, NC.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Frank A. Heath Scholarship Fund for Dental Hygiene at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation or St. Mary Cathedral Schools in Gaylord.