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Preston Eli Taverna

August 16, 1993 - October 12, 2021

A memorial service to celebrate Preston’s life will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Mayors Riverfront Park (Growlers Stadium), 251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. To make a lasting gift in Preston’s memory please consider Kalamazoo Outfront or Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation.

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Posted by:
Shelly Dusek

Posted on:
October 15, 2021

Carter and family, my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your beloved brother. It has been my pleasure working with Preston and watching his career soar with the City of Kalamazoo. Preston commanded the room but always with a bit of humor. Most recently in a meeting, Preston was leaning back in his chair, giving me the what for, then thanked me afterwards for my support and assistance. That was Preston. He will be missed dearly. On behalf of the Human Resources Department, we are keeping you in our constant thoughts and prayers.

Posted by:
Sandy Bliesener

Posted on:
October 14, 2021

I did not know Preston well, but I do know what an incredibly important role and future he had in the Kalamazoo Parks Department. My heart goes out to his family and fellow employees.

Posted by:
Dean & Donna Benge

Posted on:
October 14, 2021

TJ, Stasia, and family… Your pain and sorrow are shared by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Much love, Auntie Donna ❤️

Posted by:
John McClelland

Posted on:
October 14, 2021

I keep thinking back to 7-8 years ago when a fairly green Preston came with his dad to a poker game I was hosting. There he sat with a bunch of guys 20-25 years his senior, but he fit right in. The cards didn’t go his way that evening, but he never showed anger in the outcome, more of a good-natured, “Well-whad’re-ya-gonna-do?” attitude, indicative of his fine upbringing. I think I can speak for all of us there, that were all impressed with what a fine young man he was.

Posted by:
Christine Broberg

Posted on:
October 14, 2021

Stasia and TJ, I am so heartbroken to know you are traveling this path. There is no amount of words or hugs to fix this, but know I am sending you all the hugs and loves I can. Your whole family is and will be in my prayers. Chrissy

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Cathy McNeill-Miller

Posted on:
October 14, 2021

Blessings to the Taverna family. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Preston.

Posted by:
Derek Schroeder

Posted on:
October 13, 2021

Nichole and I are heartbroken by this! Our love and prayers go to the Taverna family!