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Eric R. Vales

June 18, 1976 ~ July 26, 2019 (age 43)


Eric Vales, age 43, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 26, 2019.

Eric was preceded in death by his father Richard Vales.

He will be lovingly missed by Renee, his wife of 20 years; sons Ethan, Logan and Grady Vales; mother Mala Vales; sister Carey (Chris) Soda; step-mother Joann Vales, and many nieces, nephews, step-siblings, and friends.

Eric was a loving husband, father, son, and brother who taught students the love of art at Kentwood Public Schools for 18 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kentwood Public Schools Administration Building - Collaboration Center on Saturday, August 3rd from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (5820 Eastern Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Eric to assist the family with a college fund. Contributions accepted at any Lake Michigan Credit Union in the names of Ethan, Logan and Grady Vales.

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Celebration of Life
August 3, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kentwood Public Schools - Collaboration Center
5820 Eastern Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

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