Gary Despres

May 4, 2017

Gary Despres (BS COMP SCI ’84), Wyoming, Michigan, died April 30, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 56.

He was born June 2, 1960, in Grand Rapids, the youngest of the four children of Bernard and Barbara Despres. He graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School in 1978.

In 1984, he received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Michigan State University. He was a long-time employee of UNISYS.

A life celebration and burial service took place May 4 at St. John Vianney Church in Wyoming. Condolences may be sent online at

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