Gerard M Likavec, age 61, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2020 at Englewood Community Hospital in Florida. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gerry graduated from Chelsea high school and Eastern Michigan University. He found great reward in working as a special education teacher but was enjoying the pleasures of retirement: golfing, gardening, cooking and socializing with friends. In addition to appreciating the good life vis-à-vis wine, women and song, Gerry loved pets and conversations about life and politics. All those that knew him described him as a “good person” and “loyal friend”.

Gerry is survived by his sister, Judy Likavec Davis; nephew, Everett; niece, Lenora; aunts LaVerne and Gloria; uncle Dave (Marie); numerous cousins; step-sister, Julie Thompson Carrigan; and step-brother, Michael Thompson. Preceding him in death were his mother, Patricia (1972); brother, Richard (1972); and father, Paul (2001). Gerry will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all those who knew him and did not have the opportunity to say goodbye to him. Burial will be on Tuesday, 7/14 at 12:30 PM at Mt. Olivet cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a future time to be determined.