Friday, February 10, 2012

Kevin Castelot- A Tribute

 My cousin, Kevin, passed away on Tuesday at the age of twenty-two. 22!

In his short life he touched so many  lives and was a joy to be around. He could make a curmudgeon laugh. And I did many times. I will miss his bright smile, infectious laughter, warm heart and kind soul.  He could turn the most mundane situation into a fun one. A chore into an adventure.
My brothers, Andrew and Matt, Uncle Rick, cousins Bobby, Jimmy and KEVIN(far right)
 Kevin did not have a mean bone in his body and acted like you were the most important thing in his world. He brought nothing but love and joy to this world and he died too soon.
The Cousins: Danny, Mar, Ben, Will, Kevin, Bobby, Andrew, Jimmy, Joey and Matt

 But he doesn’t have to be gone. As each of us say goodbye to him in our own special way, let’s make a promise to him. Promise him that you will laugh a little louder, love with a little more of your heart, give your heart unconditionally to those around you, and live every moment as it may be your last. That’s Kevin’s greatest gift that he could have given us: to allow us to see how short life can be and how important it is to live it fully and joyfully.  If we can live our days a little more like Kevin lived his, we can keep his memory and his soul alive in each of us. So while I will miss him greatly, I know that he will be smiling down on us from up above. We love you Kevin.

Danny and Kevin playing baggo.


  1. So beautiful, dear Danny. My love to all of you.

  2. Well said Dan. So sorry, our thoughts are with you and your family. We love you

  3. I love you. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. So sad for such a great person's life to end so soon, he'll always be kept alive in our memories. I hope I'm not over stepping boundaries in asking what happened? I knew him in high school and it would just give me some closure to know. Im so sorry for your loss.

  5. We don't know what happened and the medical examiner couldn't find anything wrong. A healthy, ahtletic 22 year old. Scary and so sad.