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Jerome Paul "Jerry" Bishop, MI.
Jerome Paul "Jerry" Bishop GM Executive passed away February 24, 2017. Born June 5, 1937 in Jamaica, N.Y. to Carl and Mary (nee McGarry) Bishop. Graduate of Dayton, class of '59. Commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corp in December, 1959. After active duty, he attained the rank of Captain in the reserves. Jerry joined GM in 1963 and spent most of his 33 year career on the Corporate P.R. Staff in various managerial positions. He had 13 regional offices across the U.S. reporting to him before joining GM's Automotive Components Group as Director of Media Communications, responsible for the overall news operations of 15 GM component subsidiaries. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen (nee Patterson), who he met while working in the Buffalo Regional office. Also survived by his three children, Kelly (James) Malin, Kimberly (Michael) Young, and Todd (Megan) Bishop and his dear grandchildren. Andrew and Ally Young, Jack and Sean Bishop. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Patterson. Memorial Mass Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10 a.m., with 9:30 a.m. in-state at St. John Fisher Chapel, University Parish, 3665 Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Sliverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to Catholic Community Resonse Team (CCRT) where Jerry volunteered, CCRT; 132 Franklin Blvd., Suite 203; Pontiac, MI. 48341. Online condolences at:

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