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Michael Orvin Desmond, 79, passed away at his home in Moncks Corner, South Carolina on
Thursday, June 16, 2022, surrounded by his family after a long battle with lung cancer. Michael
was born on January 15th, 1943 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
After graduating from high school, Michael married his high school sweetheart Pat Warman, their
union lasted 61 years until her passing on July 16, 2021. They lived for many years in Upstate New
York before moving the family to Goose Creek, SC. Michael then began working for Bayer
Corporation in Bushy Park SC where he was employed for more than 30 years. Upon retirement,
Michael became an avid University of South Carolina athletics supporter and was a scholarship
donor for many years.
Michael is survived by his two sisters, Carol Desmond (Rose) and Elizabeth Desmond; and his five
children: Bonnie Schattle (Michael), Kevin Desmond (Michelle),Michael Desmond (Jennifer),
Patrick Desmond, and Sharon Carter (Brent); and nine grandchildren, Lauren Dye (Ronnie),
Megan Rose (Donathan), Joseph Desmond (Abigale), Erin Gunther (Matthew), Sarah Flake
(William), Ashley LaBounty (Austin), Matthew Desmond (Skylar), Justin Carter, and Mason
Desmond along with ten great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jaxon, Aspen, Natalee, Charleston, Bryson,
Emma, Aiden, Tripp, and expecting baby Billy in September 2022.
Michael was predeceased by his loving wife, Patricia, his parents, Frank and Ruby Desmond, and
his sister, Mary Smith.
In lieu of flowers, a donation on behalf of Michael can be made to the American Cancer Society
or the University of South Carolina Gamecocks athletics.
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