Condolence & Memory Journal

Can't believe it's been 5 years. Time is flying by. Recently I shared a tribute on facebook and now I get this link emailed to me. Looking forward to seeing you in Heaven when my time is up...will be great to reconnect with you and so many others. Love you Bro!

Posted by Clark Suckling Suckling - Mount Airy, MD - friend   March 22, 2020

My deepest condolences. Kevin and I were college roommates at Robert Morris and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. We were real close friends back in the early 80's and I will never forget those few years we spent together.

Posted by David E Krupa - Stafford, VA - Friend   March 02, 2016

My thoughts and prayers for everyone. I had the pleasure working with him while in the banking industry and he always left everyone in the office laughing hysterically. He was a great person. John Romano Jr

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2015

Kevin made me laugh harder than anyone I have ever met. I will never forget his pirate voice and his love of laugh, a good man all around.

Don Brenneman

Posted by Don Brenneman - Kennesaw, GA   March 31, 2015

Kevin was such great neighbor! I will always remember him in the mornings reading the paper and always had a friendly thing to say..He loved looking at our bulldog Owen. Tell Owen we said hi in Heaven Kevin! .RIP Kevin

Posted by armando camillo - PITTSBURGH, PA - Neighbor   March 30, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Kevin for many years and certainly saw that "something special" about him. He ran our Tampa office and put his own special culture of success on that office. His laugh, his smile, his demeanor, his leadership - his caring about people. These were all key ingredients to the great success he created. I will forever remember Kevin as a great leader, a great mentor and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Kristen and his family - KD will be sorely missed....

Posted by Robert Gloer - Atlanta, GA - Friend   March 30, 2015

So sorry to hear of Kevin's passing....I wish I had the words to express how my heart aches for all of you. I saw him not to long ago and can say the fun loving kid in him was still there just like when he was 18!!! All the memories from the past make me smile. Lots of good times..and if he meets up with Doc there will be plenty more!!! jackie and the Welch family..

Posted by Jackie Welch Burdick - Smethport, PA   March 30, 2015

I had the pleasure of knowing Kevin for the last 10 years. Some of my best years were spent working for KD and I feel so honored and blessed. His positivity and "go get 'em attitude" was infectious. He was a wonderful leader and an extraordinary motivator. He made everyone in his surroundings feel appreciated, even the garbage man, and he. was. always. fair. I speak for so many when I say that KD impacted many lives and for the better. His presence will be missed but his spirit will live on in so many. I will miss him dearly. Thank you to the family - Stella, Mack, Bret, Kristen, Ruth & Richard, Keith, Kara and many more of you, for sharing Kevin with us. I pray for your comfort and healing.

Posted by Angie Evans - St. Petersburg, FL - friend   March 30, 2015

As the crossing guard near the Ormsby Cafe , Kevin's new Restaurant. I only knew Kevin for a short time. I would see him in passing as he and Kristen prepared and opened their new Restaurant. He would always greet you with a smile and made a point to know your name. If you walked into his restaurant for the first time he made you feel as if he knew you for years. Kevin was the most personable person I ever met. Even the children in the neighborhood were saddened by his passing. My fondest memory of him was him taking a picture of Kristen as she made her planter box outside the Cafe.
My deepest sympathy to Kristen and his family , he will be missed by his new founded community.

Posted by Karol - Pittsburgh, PA   March 30, 2015

Dear Aunt Ruth, Uncle Dick, Keith, Kara, and Family,

I was saddened to hear of Kevin passing. The whole family sends wishes for peace and love during this difficult time. We all have fond memories of growing up together. Though we are not able to be with you, Kevin and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin will always be loved.

Peace be with you,
Love,
Donnie

Posted by Don Simmons Jr. - Carlisle, PA - Cousin   March 30, 2015

I worked with Kevin in the mid nineties and then again for several years in the early 2000's when he was a branch manager in Tampa and I was a branch manager in Charlotte for the same company. Kevin was a great friend, mentor, and had an infectious positive attitude that always made you want to be around him. His laugh and funny sayings will forever be in my memory. When I learned of his illness several years ago, it made me sad, but when I wrote him, and he wrote me back, his words once again made me laugh! I know his kids, wife, and family will greatly miss him and I pray for you all. I wanted you to know that Kevin was special to many people outside of his family and was the kind of person you could trust in every situation. See you someday Kevin!

Posted by Jeff Turner - Charlotte, NC - friend and colleague   March 30, 2015

We didn't know Kevin for very long. As patrons to he and Kristens great place we also enjoyed seeing him and feeling his warmth and kindness every time we stopped by for some good beers and good food. He made our family feel welcomed and was always so genuine. It was like you stepped into his home not his business. You can't get that feeling just anywhere. We are so sorry for the loss of what we know to be a great guy.

Posted by Jason Hudson - Pittsburgh, PA - Patron   March 29, 2015

I am one of Kevin's many first cousins and I fondly remember him. As you must be well aware he was a member of a huge family dispursed throughout the country. Therefore, I always enjoyed our family reunions because this was a special time when we got together. I fondly remember Kevin and was greatly saddened to hear of his passing. I want to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. God's grace will assist you through this time. Also, I have been sick so I am unable to attend the visitation services today.

Posted by Sheri DeComo - Manorville, PA   March 29, 2015

Dear Kristen and Stella -
We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Kevin's always smiling face passing by. You are in our thoughts.
Love,
Alan and Elaine Morgenstern

Posted by Elaine and Alan Morgenstern - Mt. Lebanon   March 29, 2015

PS Any RMC guys out there I've not spoken to in a few decades? Hope to see you today. If not, find me on facebook, linked in or email me at csuckling1@yahoo.com

Posted by Clark Suckling - Mt Airy, MD   March 29, 2015

Heading up from Maryland for the viewing.....I reconnected with Del after 30 years and my prayer is to spend some quality time in my next life. Love you Bro! PS Thanks for the nickname in college:)

Posted by Clark Suckling - Mt Airy, MD   March 29, 2015

You will never be forgotten Kevin. Many years ago you came into my life thru your parents. No one would ever know when or where you would show up and always a smile on your face thru it all. You were a blessing to all who knew you and so sorry for our loss as well as your family.

Posted by Bette Wellman - Port Allegany, PA - friend of the family   March 29, 2015

GREGARIOUS, WARM, WELCOMING, ENTHUSIASTIC, POSITIVE AND SINCERE....Kevin was truly one of a kind. He felt like a friend from the minute our family met him nearly eight years ago, and I'm sure that many share that feeling about him for he just had that special knack for making people feel good about themselves. We all have much to learn from Kevin's infectious personality and all-in outlook on life.

Thank you Kevin. You are already missed you by many.

Tom Dougherty

Posted by Tom Dougherty - Mt. Lebanon, PA - Neighbor and Friend   March 28, 2015

Ruth, Dick, Keith, Kara, and family,

On behalf of the entire Simmons Family, we send our prayers and love. Sorry we couldn't be there to see you.

Know that Kevin waits for us with our Father and those already taken back to Be with Him.
Blessings, Rick

John 14:1-3
1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Posted by Rick Simmons - Chads Ford, PA - Cousin   March 28, 2015

I got to know Kevin in Colllege. His love of life was second only to his love of family and friends! Rest in peace!

Posted by Dave Brendza - Augusta, GA   March 28, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.so very sorry fir the liss of your don, husband,brother and uncle. We never know how much time we gave on this earth,therefore we must live it fully. He faced his illness with such strength and determination. Please know my heart is with you all.

Posted by Becky Seefeldt - Port allegany, PA - friend   March 28, 2015

I was so terribly saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. He always brought such light and joy to the office, in spite of his difficulties. He always had an infectious smile which we all will miss dearly. I wish you strength to get you through these dark days.

Posted by Betty Jo Hirschfield Louik - Pittsburgh, PA   March 28, 2015

Sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless your family.

Posted by Tony & Suzanne Shall & family. - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   March 28, 2015

the only man that could keep me up until 4 a.m. wanting cordell stewart to sign with the bills. will miss you, heavy, jbird

Posted by Jay Osani - CCDTM, PA - Friend   March 28, 2015

Candle

Kevin will always be in our thoughts and prayers. He is a shining example of living life to the fullest. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Susan Flint - Port Allegany, PA - friend   March 28, 2015

I am at a loss of words and wish I knew what to say to you and your children to help you understand. Kevin was a great person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

Posted by Kathy I. Roth - Upper St. Clair, PA   March 28, 2015

My sincerest condolences to Kevin's family. He was truly a special person who had a positive impact on many lives, myself included. I feel privileged to have known him and am grateful for the time I got to spend with him and the things I learned from him. His love of life and the people in it will keep his memory alive in all of us.

Posted by Greg Budalich - Tarpon Springs, FL - friend   March 28, 2015

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Kevin. We share your sorrow. Many prayers.

Posted by Gwen Miller and Hedy Hopewell - Eagle, ID - church family and friend   March 28, 2015

My Dearest Ex-Neighbors -
Against all hope and prayer, this awful day has come to pass. Kevin was a wonderful man, always happy, always smiling, always laughing and always helping. I am truly sorry for your loss and pray that the pain will transform into a lifetime of smiles and special memories.
Love,
Nancy Z.

Posted by A friend   March 28, 2015

Just like Kevin, I too have always been a giant Pittsburgh sports fan. Kevin took me to my first Pittsburgh Steelers and PITT Panther football game on the same weekend when I was 14. He allowed me to stick around after the Steelers game to try to get autographs. Really a great memory for me.

So glad that while up for a Steelers game last December that I had to chance to spend some time with him at his restaurant. I happened to thank him for taking me to those games all those years ago. He said "of course....no big deal". But it was a big deal to me. A 26 year old taking his teenage cousin that loved the Steelers but didn't have an adult male figure in his life at the time, nor the financial ability to do a weekend in Pittsburgh and giving him that experience is a perfect example of how kind, loving, and thoughtful Kevin always was. Thank you again Kevin......

Aunt Ruth, Uncle Dick, Keith, and Kara.......as you work through your grief, a small comfort can come from knowing that his Aunt Grace surely greeted him with some freshly baked cookies and welcomed him home.

Love you all,
Troy & Rachel

Posted by Troy Skillen - Miami, FL - Cousin   March 28, 2015

I have only known Kevin through Kara who has kindly and happily shared many tales of his joy, strength and a few escapades. What an awesome brother to have and then to lose. He is someone that I wish I could have known in person and know I would have been drawn in by his tremendous being.

I wish healing and strength to all of those who mourn him. Your loss must
be so huge.

Kara, I'm sending my heart......

Love, Sue

Posted by Sue Teleoglou - Raleigh, NC - Friend of Kara   March 28, 2015

My deepest sympathy to Kevin's family. I have fondest memories of Port Allegany Class of '79. Rest peacefully my friend.

Posted by Terri Walters Koehler - Centreville, MD - friend and classmate   March 28, 2015

May God comfort you at this most difficult time. He will most certainly be holding Kevin in the palm of His hands.

Posted by Jim & Cathy Gocella - Mercersburg, PA - Friends   March 28, 2015

We are so saddened to learn of Kevin's passing. Our most sincere sympathy to all.

Posted by Ronni & John Plummer - Concord, NC - homeetown family friend   March 27, 2015

It is always sad when a dang good man leaves early! Kevin would walk into the room and immediately his smile would light up the room and everyone in it.

Posted by John & Terry Kriner - Smethport, PA - Teacher/ coach/ family friend   March 27, 2015

With a heavy heart we say goodbye to Kevin, a classmate,a friend, a good person that will leave a huge hole in so many lives.
Go with God Kevin
Rest in peace

Posted by Jeff Patton - State College, PA - classmate   March 27, 2015

I can't remember a time that Kevin wasn't smiling.

Posted by Theresa (Niles) Harris - Smethport, PA - friend of Kara and Keith   March 27, 2015

Nothing but great times! Lots of laughs and wonderful company...never a dual moment. Love you.

Posted by Kelsey, Drew, & Harlan - CA   March 27, 2015

Candle

I will always remember Kevin for his love for laughter and having a good time. Always seeing the best in everyone and loving life

Posted by Steve Howard - Port Allegany - Freind/classmate   March 27, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by An eternal TKE now. RIP brother! - Barrington, RI - Frat brother   March 27, 2015

So sorry to read of Kevin's passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Posted by Susan Tarbox Reese - Port Allegany, PA - acquaintance   March 27, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

Posted by Gloria & Squeak McDowell - Port Allegany, PA - friend   March 27, 2015

My deepest sympathies to Kevin's family. Many fond memories of Port Allegany class of 79.

Posted by Terri Walters Koehler - Centreville, MD - friend   March 27, 2015

So sorry to hear the passing of our neighbor Kevin-cute young lad with those big brown eyes and contagious smile. Sending prayers to all the family. He certainly will be missed

Posted by Georgia Howard Edgreen - Jamestown, NY - Neighbors in Port Allegany   March 27, 2015

So sorry to hear of Kevins passing. HE will be missed. His wittiness, his sense of adventure, his sincereity, but most of all his love for his family and friends. When he gets to heaven he will be welcomed by all his family members who have passed on before. God bless you all!

Posted by Bonnie Davis - REYNOLDSVILLE, PA - Friend   March 27, 2015

Keith, Becky and I were saddened to hear of passing of your brother, our thoughts are with you and your family during this sorrow time!!!

Posted by Robert Funk - Smethport, PA - Friend   March 27, 2015

Just look at that smile. It says it all. My life is better for having KD in it. My prayers are with Kristen and family. RIP my friend.

Posted by Bob Patterson    March 27, 2015

My friend I will never forget grilling in the back yard .my you RIP...

Posted by Michael mullen - Sarasota, FL - Friend   March 27, 2015

My condolences. Kevin was and always will be my friend.

Posted by Barry Bova - Bellevue, OH - Friend and Classmate   March 27, 2015

We were so sad to learn of Kevin's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our visits to Port to hang out with him and Keith and, of course, his mom and dad. May he rest easy in Jesus' arms.

Posted by Marilyn Weaver - N. Canton, OH - Friend   March 27, 2015

Kevin never knew a stranger...they were all friends in the making...I have numerous memories of many golf games and Steeler weekends while we were
in North Carolina.....I'll miss him dearly...my condolences to his family and many friends.....God Bless you Kevin...Rest in Peace...You will be truly missed

Posted by Carl Rosko & Jocelyn - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Co Worker and Friend   March 27, 2015