Genaro Salvatore Bravo-Rivera

Genaro Salvatore Bravo Rivera, age 52 of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday November 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Anna; loving father of sons, Genaro age 19 and Julian age 16; parents, Maria and Genaro Bravo; brother, Patricio (Consuelo) Bravo; sisters, Alma Bravo and Silvia (Alex) Ramirez; sister-in-law, Dolores Ramirez; brothers-in-law, Joseph Ramirez and Ramon (Silvia) Ramirez; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Genaro was the president of Bravo Architects, Inc.. He was a visionary man who left several monuments to his profession throughout West Michigan. He was a devoted volunteer/coach and age commissioner for A.Y.S.O. soccer. Genaro loved to play soccer for men’s soccer teams (Soccer Spot). He was a diverse person with a true passion to cultural diversity. He was an active person in the Grand Rapids Community. By being a Gift of Life Donor, Genaro will be helping 50-60 people and will also contribute to medical research and education. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 10:00 AM at St. Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Rev. Leonard Sudlik, presiding. Visitation Friday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the A.Y.S.O. Region 767, 5718 West Grove Dr. S.E., Kentwood, MI 49512 (to help children’s families who may not afford to participate).

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