Kevin
Kevin Michael Krevda Kevin M. Krevda, 50, of Redondo Beach, died on August 24, 2010 after a brief illness. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Ethel Krevda of West Middlesex, PA; sisters Sharon (Krevda) Campise of Thousand Oaks, CA and Connie (Krevda) Parker of Moorpark, CA; brother-in-laws, Jerry Campise and Craig Parker; a niece, Lisa, nephew Anthony and a great niece, Kiera. Kevin was born in Brookville, PA and graduated from Clarion Area High School in 1977 and the Pennsylvania State University in 1981. Kevin relocated to the Southern California area residing close to the beach area, which he loved. Kevin worked in the auto industry for close to 30 years in sales and management. Most recently, he worked for Lexus of Westminster as a Sales Consultant. Kevin will be missed for his great personality, kind heart, and smile filled with laughter. A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening September 1, 2010 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM and a service will be held at 9:30 AM followed by a reception at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 (310-792-7599). Burial will be private.

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  1. When Kevin was a young boy he was like a member of our family. All my children Mark,Mike, Margie & Marilyn spent many good times together. We feel so very sad for his family. I have not seen Kevin for many years but my heart goes out to his family , I wish there was something I could say to ease their pain.

  2. My deepest sympathies. Kevin was at my wedding 30 years ago. I am happily married to his cousin and our relationship is going strong. Fifty years old is too young for this. I am moved and saddened by this.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Krevda Family. I will always cherish the memories of Kevin at Clarion Area High School.

  4. Dear Uncle Mike, Aunt Ethel, Sharon and Connie, My deepest sympathy for your loss of a son and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  5. Dear Mike, Ethel, Sharon and Connie I was deeply saddened to hear about Kevin. He was to young and I know the incredible pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Marilyn

  6. Dear Great Uncle Mike & Aunt Ethel, Sharon & Connie, We are so very sad to hear of Kevin’s sudden passing and although no words can really ease your pain, just know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. In Christ with love, Elaine, Brent and Lucas Portner

  7. Unfortunately. as a cousin, I didn’t know him that well. I feel very sorry for the family that he is gone so early in his life.

  8. Dear Sharon,Jerry,& Family, Sharon, although we did not know Kevin personally, we spoke alot about our siblings during our gym time together, and I know how close you were to your brother. I cannot imagine the pain you and your family are going through right now, but please remember that you have the love and support of all your friends at this very difficult time.

  9. Mr.and Mrs. Krevda, Sharon and Connie, Kevin and I really didn’t know each other, but I do remember him well from our days at the high school. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you during this very sad time. Much caring, Amy Whitehill

  10. Kevin and I met in 1989 while working together at Whittlesey Toyota in Torrance, CA. We became best of friends and were rommates in the early 1990’s living in RPV and Redondo Beach. Kevin was a fun loving generous person and a great guy. We worked as sales managers together at Peyton Cramer Mazda and Martin Chevrolet in Torrance, CA. A 20 year friendship has come to an end and he will be missed.

  11. Dear Connie and family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, you will all be in our prayers; Erwin and Jeannie

  12. Kevin was my next door neighbor and a very good friend. We shared stimulating conversation, thoughtful reflections, pizza, Super Bowls and World Series games. His laugh was contagious and his twinkling blue-eyes revealed his very kind, sensitive heart. He was intelligent, handsome and a good-humored, nice man. I never saw him lose his temper. Kevin will be in my thoughts and prayers for years to come. I will dearly miss my friend and sweet neighbor. My deepest condolences to his family, as we lost a gem.

  13. Mike, Ethel, Sharon and Connie, Sorry to hear about Kevin. I know you will really miss him. You have our deepest sympathy.

  14. We all know that the loss of a child is one of the greatest tragedies that life can bring.When we speak of someone as popular and talented as Kevin,it is a tragedy that effects us all.Our sincere sympathy and our fervent prayers are with you at this time of loss and sorrow.

  15. We are so sorry to hear of Kevin’s death. Our son Douglas was in high school with him and would, if he were still with us, share our sorrow with you. We remember with appreciation your days in Clarion. Our thoughts are with you. David and Carolyn Wright

  16. With tears welled in my eyes, I want to send my deepest sympathy to the Krevda family. I had the pleasure of knowing Kevin all thru high school. We went to the prom together our senior year, and alot of memories came flooding back as I writing this. God be with you….

  17. I knew Kevin in high school and am so very saddened to hear of his death. Everyone that knew him liked him. My sympathies, my thoughts, my prayers are with the Krevda family at this time.

  18. Dear Ethel, Mike, Sharon, Connie & families, We are deeply saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. As children growing up together, we shared many good times. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to each of you. In deepest sympathy,

  19. Very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. My memories of Kevin from High School are all good. He always seemed to be so happy and always was smiling. Kathy Kesner Harris

  20. Dear Ethel, Mike and Family, You have my sincere sympathy. Ethel, you may not remember me. It has been so long ago, but I worked at Kings Drug Store in Clarion. That is where I must have met you. I always thought you were such a great person. I do know what you must be going through for my husband and I lost our daughter, Jane, in a car accident along with her fiancee in 1984. We have never forgotten the pain but have learned to live with it. I still get all chocked up even now when talking about it. This is why I wanted you to know how much I hurt for you, Mike and family. God will carry you through the tough times ahead and with His help and also the help of your family and friends, you will make it through this. Jane had just graduated from collage. God loaned her to us for 21 years. He loaned you Kevin for 50. May God be with all of you in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy, Ginny & Dick Judy

  21. Oh Sharon and Connie, I was so sorry to hear about your brother. It was definitely too soon to lose him. Your poor parents. A parent should not have to lose a child–I don’t care how old they are. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless you all and may He hold Kevin in the palm of His hand and welcome him with his angels and may He give you all comfort and peace.

  22. Our heartfelt sympathy to Sharon, Ethel, Mike, and Connie. May God send His Spirit of comfort and strength to see you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

  23. Dear Aunt Ethel, Uncle Mike, Sharon and Connie, I was so surprised to hear about Kevin. I remember what a devlish nature he had. I’m very sorry for your loss, and am sending extra prayers for Aunt Ethel and Uncle Mike.

  24. Krevda Family, We send you our deepest condolences in the loss of Kevin. He lived with a zest for life and always enjoyed himself. We haven’t seen Kevin since he moved to California. He was one of the groomsmen in our wedding in 1984 and he surprised us with a limo on our wedding day. We are so sorry for your loss, please take care and know that many are thinking of you from Clarion. With Sympathy, Allen & Robin & the Peterson Family

  25. Dear Ethel, Mike, Sharon, and Connie, My heart is heavy for your loss as I recall all too well what it feels like to lose a brother. Your family was an extended family of mine, growing up in Marianne Estates and attending IC Church together. I’d like to think that Kevin and Mark are catching up over a cold beer right about now. Sharon and Connie… hang in there. I am sending you a big hug and it seems like yesterday that you two came to my step-dad’s funeral this past Jan. in San Diego. We love you all so much. Take care of each other. Love, Margie

  26. Dear Sharon & Jerry, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope that your sadness quickly turns to fond memories. Kevin would want it that way. Take care, Wayne & Susan Ploesch

  27. May the peace which comes from your memories of Kevin comfort you now and give you strength in the days ahead. I was a classmate of Kevin’s at Clarion H. S. Sad to hear of his passing.

  28. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Krevda, Sharon and Connie: We cannot tell you how sorry we are for your loss. We never had the opportunity to meet Kevin, but heard so much about him. We love Connie and Sharon and our hearts go out to the family in this time of sorrow. Bonnie and Jim

  29. My most sincere condolences go out to Kevin’s family. I met Kevin in 1992 at Lexus in Torrance and the he worked for me at Jaguar in 1995. We spent those years making money and doing a lot of carousing around town after work. Got to know him and his personality very well during those crazy times! Lost track of him when I moved away at the end 1997, but Tommy A kept me informed about how he was doing. Didn’t know how sick he really was and wish I had seen him again more recently. He is gone much too early and I hope he is finally in a good place now. An old friend, Rodney Gray

  30. I’m sure Kevin was very proud to call you his sister Sharon. You were there for him in life,as well as in death. Our sincere condolences to all of the family. May knowing he is at peace,bring you peace. May time gently ease your sorrow.

  31. I was sadden to hear of Kevin’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of Kevin from our years at Clarion Area High School. My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

  32. Dear Ethel, Mike, Sharon, and Connie, My heart is heavy for your loss as I recall all too well what it feels like to lose a brother. Your family was an extended family of mine, growing up in Marianne Estates and attending IC Church together. I’d like to think that Kevin and Mark are catching up over a cold beer right about now. I always appreciated Kevin’s sense of humor and loved his laugh! He was definitely always fun to be around and such a character. Sharon and Connie… hang in there. I am sending you a big hug and it seems like yesterday that you two came to my step-dad’s funeral this past Jan. in San Diego. We love you all so much. Take care of each other. Love, Margie

  33. I did not know Kevin but I know he had two loving and wonderful sisters that loved him very much. I share in their grief the loss of their brother Kevin.

  34. I am sorry to hear of your great loss. Kevin was such a wonderful student and athlete. You are such a beautiful family and now to hear of Kevin’s death, it just makes me so sad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  35. To Mike, Ethel & all of you, We were so shocked & sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy & our love & prayers.

  36. Dear Krevda Family, We wish to send our condolences to you on the death of your son and brother, Kevin. We remember him and your family with fondness. PLease know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May God Bless and keep you strong and comfort you in your loss. Sincerely, Barry and Anna Jo Montana Paul

  37. Dearest Connie, Sharon, Mike and Ethel We are deeply saddened with the passing of Kevin. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Phil and Sondra

  38. Ethel, Mike, & family – Shocked to hear about Kevin! You all are in my thoughts & prayers, as well as having my deepest sympathy. He is at peace with Our Heavenly Father. Lord rest his soul!! Faith & Trust in God plus beautiful memories will help you through these troubled days! God Bless! In my Prayers, Ann L. Burtnett, St. Patrick’s, Hubbard, OH

  39. To the Krevda family I am so sorry of the lost of Kevin. I will keep you all and Kevin in my prayers. May his memories help you through this difficult time.

  40. Hello to everyone! Uncle Mike, Aunt Ethel, Sharon, and Connie, I’m so very sorry to hear about Kevin. Jen was home from Erie over the weekend — we have a lot of fond memories of being with your family at the holidays when you lived in Shippenville. We are all thinking of your family and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Take care, Love, Jill

  41. I feel very blessed to have had Kevin as a neighbor and friend. We shared conversations and laughs. His intelligence and wit brightened my day and the days of everyone who knew him. He will be sorely missed.

  42. To the Krevda Family.I’m sending you my deepest sympathy in the loss of Kevin. I will always cherish the memories of Kevin as a classmate. My heart goes out to you during this very sad time.

  43. I never met Kevin as he was six years ahead of me at Clarion High School…my sister Lisa was in the class of ’77. My memories of Kevin back in Clarion are centered around him as an outstanding athlete. I am so sorry for your loss…please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless.

  44. Dear Krevda Family ~ I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Kevin from high school and his participation in sports. My parents are Vern & Edna Smith, and they also send their deepest sympathies. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  45. Sharon, we were saddened to hear about the loss of your brother, Kevin. please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

  46. We are very sorry to hear about your loss and we pray you will be comforted thru this time of sadness. I grew up not far from kevin in Marianne Estates and playyed football with him in high school. He was a great and fun loving guy. I know he will be missed. with all sympathy Mike McFerren and family –

  47. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Krevda and Family: I am sorry for your loss of Kevin. I have fond memories of going to school with Kevin at Immaculate Conception in Clarion and later when we would see you in Florida. Kevin was always kind and never had a bad word for anyone. On behalf of all the Garneau’s, God bless you during this time and may his soul rest in peace in eternity with our loved ones. Barbara (“Barbie”) Kelley

  48. Though I knew you but briefly, Kevin, you always demonstrated two characteristics that I tend to lack: a supreme sense of confidence and an effortless charisma. When I ponder your fate, maybe I can learn something from you – I hope so.

  49. Your entire Family is in my prayer in this time, May God Bless you all in this time of sorrow and need. Class of 77

  50. The news about Kevin was a shock. I have no way to express the feelings that came with the news. I can remember spending time with him when I was working on Pa. We had fun as well as some interesting conversations. I am sorry I am unable to be with you all. I will remember him. You have my deepest sympathy David Krevda

  51. Sharon, my heart goes out to you, Connie, and the rest of your family in this time of great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  52. Dear Sharon, Connie and Family- We were so sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing and know how hard it is to lose someone too soon. May God be your strength and your guide through this time. But know you have friends who care and love you should you need a shoulder. With our deepest sympathies, Lisa, Bob and Mason

  53. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Krevda, Connie & Sharon: Sending prayers for strength and comfort to your family during this time of heartbreak. I’m so saddened and sorry for your loss. Kevin was a great guy and friend, and although I hadn’t seen him for many years, I’ve never forgotten his amazing smile, and fun-loving nature. One of my favorite memories of Kevin was the day he brought his new black Trans-Am (with screaming gold eagle decal on the hood) to school for the first time… his ear-to-ear grin of excitement was priceless. God bless you all.

  54. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Krevda, Sharon, Connie and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is a shock to lose a loved one as young as Kevin. Remember to hold close the fond memories of Kevin’s life for comfort and peace. Knowing Sharon & Connie, I’m certain Kevin is smiling for having such wonderful sisters.

  55. Sharron, Jerry, Connie, Craig and the PA Krevda’s (Michael & Ethel) “Go Lions” With my Deepest Sympathy and Heavy Heart I write these words to ALL of you! I am so shocked an saddened by your loss of Kevin! Way! Way! too young to move to the promise land. Your whole family is so special to us Balcom’s; and the loss of Kevin is like losing one of our family members. A smile and sence of humor will always fill our hearts with warm memories; when you think of him! We’ve all gone through some tough times, but its the hearts of Family & Friends that will help us accept this reality of life. WE/I should/will realize how precious our moments and memories are each and everyday; and will cherish these times with each and every one of You! (our Family and Friends), because we never know when we will be called to better and bring smiles and laughter to our world Today or beyond! “GOD Bless” Kevin and all of us who miss him; but let’s realize how special we all are to each other; and we all should make more of an effort to appreciate what we have Now & Forever! With Love!

  56. Kevin was a good friend. He and I were partners at Don Kott Mazda for three years. He and I became friends . I am so sorry that he has passed away. His laugh and smile will be in my heart for ever He was a dear friend and a great car guy he will be missed.

  57. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love… Kevin & Babette Balcom

  58. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Krevda, Sharon, and Connie, My wife and I were so fortunate to have known your son and brother Kevin who was a dear neighbor and friend. He was a brilliant man and he helped a number of people in our complex through tough times. We will truly miss his electric blue eyes and contagious smile. God bless all of you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you all daily. Kevin touched our lives in a very special way. Sam and Susan Jojola

  59. Dear Mike, Ethal, Connie, Craig, Sharon and Jerry, there is never a better time as when friends, family, and loved ones forge together rising as a force to embrace you, your sorrow, saddness, and loss. Please know that even as you feel so alone in your grief and pain there are so many of us that hold you near and in our prayers. Kevin will forever live within your heart and memories everyday, I know this to be true. May your strength in God and one another bring you through this loss. Always, your friend. Sandi

  60. Mike, Ethel, Sharon, and Connie, There are no words that come to mind that seem adequate, at a time like this. Although my husband Norman and Kevin were cousins, I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Kevin. However, after viewing the guestbook, we can tell that he was liked and loved by many. I want to express my sadness for your family at this most difficult time.

  61. Dear Mike, Ethel, Sharon & Connie, Time passes too quickly. It’s been about 15 years since I’ve seen Kevin. I always wanted good things for him, after reading this book, I can see he had a lot of friends who saw the fun, intelligent, loving person that he is. I am so, so sorry for your loss. God! This is just so wrong. I’m both mad & sad right now. My sincere condolences, I know how close you all are. Peace & love.

  62. Krevda family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful son, Kevin. It was very sad to read about his passing. I can recall all the great times we shared at CAHS with him in football and wrestling, I know he will be missed. God bless you all. Bryant Santini.

  63. Dear Sharon & Jerry and Family, I’m sure it has been awful for you lately. You’ve been so much on our minds. We pray that Kevin knows how much he was loved and how much he is missed. Hoping you know how much we care, Wink, Lori & Derek

  64. Dear Mike, Ethel, Sharon Connie, and Dad, I was so shocked and sad to hear of Kevins passing. He was always fun to be around. He had a great sense of humor and wonderful laugh. My foundest memories are from my wedding, he got down on the dance floor. It was such a great time to remember him. He will always be in our hearts.

  65. Dear Krevda family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved son, Kevin. We were very sad to learn about his passing. I can personally recall all the great times I shared growing up with Kevin on Manor View Road, the motor cycles, Rheas Corners and the smoke bomb in the privy – wow, what great memories. I know Kevin will be missed and he will always be near to our hearts; those who are remembered are never truly gone. May God bless you all.

  66. To the Friends and Family of Kevin Krevda, I am saddened about the news of Kevin’s passing and offer my condolences. I always enjoyed Kevin’s company and stories. I have often wondered what adventures Kevin was having in CA. Kevin will surely be missed.

  67. Dear Connie and Sharon, You and your family are in my prayers. I pray that good memories will replace the sorrow you feel now. I know Jerry and Craig from the security industry. With Sympathy, Bill Smoyer

  68. our thoughts and prayers go out to kevins family. our boys went to school with kevin and played football with him. he was a nice guy. bill and irene etzel and family

  69. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Krevda, Sharon and Connie, Please accept my deepest, heartfelt sympathy and condolences. I remember growing up with Kevin from I.C. elementary school (with ketchup on his white shirts at lunch), to classes and sports at C.A.H.S., and then into young adulthood together at P.S.U. (including a spring break trip to Florida in his Firebird, staying in Hollywood, FL, with a relative of yours who had a charter fishing boat). I always hoped to see him again at ALF or at one of our C.A.H.S. class reunions and to share with him how Jesus has changed my life. I have been praying for your comfort and will continue doing so. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything that I might be able do to for you. Sincerely, Rick Selker

  70. I am sorry to hear about Kevin passing away. We had lots of fun and excitement selling T-Shirts out at the Indy 500 back in our college days. Plus many great stories from our fraternity days together. “Bear” was always a great character in a cast of many at our fratenity. I remember stopping at your house on the way to Indy one year.

  71. I just heard the sad news of Kevin’s passing. Kevin worked for my husband, Don Kott, our son, Jeffrey Childers and me at Don Kott Auto Center in Carson, Califronia. It was a pleasure to have Kevin be part of our organization. Kevin was a excellent team player and had a charming personality,character and spirit. He was a lovely person. In behalf of my family, I send my deeply felt condolences and prayers to Kevin’s parents and family.

  72. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Krevda, I am sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. I am a KDR fraternity brother of Kevin’s. Kevin and I were room mates in my senior year, his junior year. I will always remember him as a good guy with an easy smile and a good sense of humor. We had some good times in the house those years.

  73. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Krevda, I was a fraternity brother with Kevin at KDR at Penn State. He was a great guy who was always there to help out with anything. I remember he always had a big smile and was friendly to everyone. My family and I are sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chris Roupas York, Pennsylvania

  74. My thoughts and prayers are with the Krevda family. As one of “Bear’s” fraternity brothers at Penn State, I was shocked to hear this news. I have lots of great memories of the fun we had — spring break in Florida, trip to Atlantic City. We’ll miss you, Bear!

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