Remembering Michael Kornoely

We are saddened to announce that our partner, friend and colleague Michael Kornoely passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, at home with his family, after battling cancer courageously, with continual optimism and displaying peace daily.  Michael joined the firm in 1995, after passing the CPA exam and working for two small businesses to pay his way through Davenport College, where he earned a BBA degree in Accounting in 1994.  He also earned the professional credential of Certified Valuation Analyst, which enhanced his skills in evaluating and valuing businesses for succession, sale, or acquisition.  For 27 years, Michael was a trusted advisor to clients and colleagues alike.  He enjoyed the challenges of his profession, loved those he worked with every day, and adored his wife and children.  He was calm in the most stressful of situations and exhibited ceaseless patience while training and mentoring staff throughout the years.  Michael had a quiet, dry sense of humor and was very patient with others and a mentor to many.  

In addition, Michael was a man of deep and abiding faith, with a personal relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which he displayed daily and in serving on the board at Alpha Family Center in Cedar Springs.  He took comfort in Romans 8:28, posting it where he could read it daily, which promises, “We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.” Michael ran a great race of faith.  He testified to the “Good News,” he was a prayer warrior and counselor, and he longed for the Lord’s appearing. We take comfort in knowing that he is with our risen Lord and Savior, giving glory to God, freed from his pain and suffering.  While we will mourn Michael’s absence and grieve with Kristina and their three children over the loss of a husband and father too soon, we take comfort and rejoice that he is present in heaven today, with God, and part of a multitude praising the name of God; free of suffering, pain, and discomfort. 

Michael’s presence in and contribution to our lives and professional practice will be greatly missed, and he will be sorely missed by his family, friends, clients and colleagues.