Gregory Alan Kisseberth
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Oct. 13, 1961-Oct. 31, 2012
Gregory Alan Kisseberth, 51, died suddenly on October 31, 2012, in Bogota, Colombia, where he was an English instructor at the Universidad Externado. He was Laid to Rest at the Paraiso Cementario in Bogota. Greg is survived by his father, Richard J. Kisseberth and step-mother, Mary Kay Kisseberth of Denver, Colorado; brothers, Michael Kisseberth of Lansing, Steven Kisseberth of Flint, and Rich May of Lansing, Michigan; step-brother, Creston Smith of Baltimore, Maryland; step-sister, Rachel Fisher of Denver; many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Greg's mother, Ruth Collins of Mount Pleasant, preceded him in death. Greg is also survived by his beloved companion, Astrid Becerra of Bogota and her two sons, Rafael and Camilo.
Greg was born October 13, 1961, in Mt Pleasant. He attended elementary schools in Florida and Mount Pleasant, graduating from Mount Pleasant High school in 1978. He attended the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and the University of Baltimore. Greg was a manager for many years with RGIS, a Michigan company, at locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Greg left the corporate world to teach. He became a certified teacher of English as a second language, moving to Bogota, Colombia in 2007. He first taught at a secondary school then moved to the university level. He joined the faculty of the Universidad Externado in 2008 where he taught until his untimely death. Greg was a lifelong fan of computer games; he worked with an international company, SMLSD, as a producer of video games.
A Memorial and Celebration of Greg's Life will be held at the Bovee Center on the Central Michigan University campus, December 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Published in The Morning Sun on Nov. 17, 2012