Kevin Lennis Veach
May 17, 1973 – December 2, 2018
Kevin was born to Glenna and Lennis Veach on May 17, 1973 in Bremerton Washington. He attended Central Kitsap schools, lettering in football all four years of high school. When he was a junior, he was baptized and remained strong in his faith thereafter. Kevin graduated from High School in 1990. Shortly after, he married Lynette Therese Robillard, starting his family.
Kevin was the proud father of five sons and a daughter. He was very involved and took pleasure in his children's sports, helping coach both baseball and wrestling.
Kevin started his ambitious career at PSNS in crane maintenance leading to a position at the Navy Crane Center. After 9/11, He joined the US military, proudly serving in the Navy Reserves earning the rank of Chief.
Kevin was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013 and stoically endured two stem cell transplants ultimately beating the odds.
Kevin is survived by his parents, Lennis and Glenna; his sister, DeAnna; His wife Lynette; his sons Daniel, Connor, Parker and Aidan; his foster son Tyler; his daughter Paige; and his infant grandson Kyson whom he adored.
A memorial service will be held at Crosby Chapel in Seabeck on Saturday December 8th at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
- Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
Kevin Lennis Veach
December 7, 2018
I first met Kevin in 2005 as I was just starting my career in cranes at PSNS. At the time I was struggling to find my place. Kevin helped me with encouragement and advice as he did so many others. The cornerstone of Kevin's leadership was the way he seemed to never give up on a person. Over the years our career paths diverged and I saw less of Kevin but I was always happy to see him when I did. Kevin always greeted me with a smile and a joke or a story. At his core Kevin was a kind and generous man nearly to a fault who took an active interest in the wellbeing of those around him. I am glad to have worked with and known Kevin. I'll miss you man.
December 5, 2018
Our Brother, Chief Kevin Veach, was a strong and involved leader. He mentored Sailors throughout their careers, profoundly with an impact during Induction season for Chief Selectees. We admired his generous spirit—but more importantly, he knew how to be tough, and when to demonstrate compassion. His advice was gold and he had an easy sense of humor.
I recall he had a large-sized family, and Kevin saw to it that his children received a college education. He seemed unselfish and happy. Kevin would do anything --for any of us—he could be counted on and always trusted.
Here’s a picture of Kevin at an Anchor Auction raising money for Selectees this past summer on the USS Turner Joy. He was fun to be with and made a positive difference. He will be missed.
December 4, 2018
Kevin was always available for help and support, not only for me, but for all of his Sailors.
December 4, 2018
Kevin was a wonderful guy with a heart of gold and I feel lucky to have got to know him over the last 18 years. Kevin always had a funny story to tell, some of which would span way beyond average length, but would always end with a roaring laugh or a nudge a smile and "get it"? One time Kevin brought to work a big bag of jalapeno poppers to share with the crew that I must say were quite good! While feasting Kevin started telling us a long story about the great deal he found and how the place that he had bought them was his favorite. As we got to the bottom of the bag, he continued with the story and preceded to let us know that they sat on the floorboard of his car since the previous Friday. I thanked him for waiting for that punchline until we all had gotten full and believe it or not none of us got sick! Kevin always bought food for the crew, he had these buy one get one pizza coupons that he had bought to support his boys baseball team that he used for years. The trick he said was "order over phone, tell them you have coupon, and they'll never ask for it when they deliver"! One time Kevin was tasked with painting the shop floor just prior to family day at work. I will never forget that particular family day because it was the first time I knew what it was like to walk on fly paper. Story goes he mistook a can of kerosene for paint hardener and added it to the paint instead, oopsies! The stories Kevin told are priceless and the memories he instilled will be cherished by me forever. As a boss Kevin truly cared about his guys, he always made us laugh, and will truly be missed by all of us. **Kevin, love you man, and peace be with you.**