Christopher S. Gifford

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Christopher S. Gifford, 54, of Grand Rapids, Mich., passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 11, 2013, after having suffered from severe depression for a number of years. The torment and anguish from such mental disturbance overcame him. He was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in 1959.

He is survived by his father, Robert E. and stepmother Ruth of Stonington; his son, Michael of Muskegon, Mich.; two sisters and nieces and a nephew of Grand Rapids.

He was a graduate of Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in education, majoring in music though he chose not to pursue that field, upon graduation. He loved his greyhound dogs, Boss and Dusty, in which he found great pleasure after the divorce from his wife.

Services for Christopher are to be held in Grand Rapids on April 20 at the Resurrection Life Church at 1 p.m.