Michael J. Gaipa

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home

In memoriam of Michael J. Gaipa, 08/28/1990 - 09/29/2014

Michael J. Gaipa, 24, of Watervliet, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 29, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael's honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Michael was born August 28, 1990 in Elkhart, Indiana. He is the son of Kenneth (Michelle) Gaipa of Osceola, Indiana and Nanci Tarantino of Knox, Indiana. Michael attended Concord High School in Elkhart. He loved the outdoors and liked to go snowboarding in the winter. He also spent much of his time working with his grandfather doing landscape work.

Michael is survived by his parents; his brother Anthony (Renee) Gaipa of Edwardsburg; two sisters, Emma Gaipa of Grand Junction, Colorado and Gracie Gaipa of Knox, Indiana; his grandparents, Joe and Emma Gaipa of Watervliet and Jerry and Karen Tarantino of Hartford.

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