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Hugh David "Toby" Kevin

Veteran, U.S. Air Force | Vietnam War

Hugh David Kevin, aka "Toby", died quietly on Thursday June 20, 2024, in Cathedral City, CA. He was born to Louise A. Kevin (née Delavan) and Hugh W. Kevin on November 16, 1936 in La Crosse Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. Kevin (née Elliott), his son, Anthony T. Kevin and sister, Leticia Hafer (née Kevin). He is survived by his daughter, Katherine E. Grow (née Kevin), and sons Patrick S. Kevin and James B. Kevin, as well as 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Toby was an excellent student throughout high school and college. He graduated from the USMA at West Point in 1958. He later returned to West Point where he earned a Master's Degree. Soon after graduation he elected to join the U.S. Air Force where he trained to become a pilot. He and Patricia were married on June 14, 1958 and had four children. He spent several years flying C-130's in Europe, Asia and the Far East. He later spent the better part of two years in Vietnam flying the OV-10 Bronco. He spent time at the Pentagon and then Wright Patterson AFB working with the team who developed the F-16.

Upon retirement from military service in 1979, he and his family moved to Bellevue, WA where he spent 15 years at the Boeing Company working with the airline analysis group. He was also an active member of St Louise Parish where he participated and often led the weekly music liturgy. He spent the last seven years of his career with Rockwell-Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA working in their IT department supporting software licensing programs.

Upon retirement he and his wife moved back to Washington State and settled in Shelton, WA. Both Toby and Patricia became active in their community supporting many programs and causes that were important to their progressive values. They both maintained a deep sense of obligation to their community and to help those in need whenever possible. As a result, Toby and Pat were well respected and loved by many individuals and groups in and around the South Puget Sound. Their family extends gratitude to all who supported and loved Toby and Patricia Kevin.

 

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