OBITUARY

Kevin Itwaru

June 9, 1986February 28, 2020
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Multi-talented Kevin Anand Itwaru called to Heaven, February 28, 2020

Our charismatic and beautiful son, Kevin Anand, was born on June 9, 1986, to Dave and Chano Itwaru. Heaven gained an angel on February 28, 2020. A tragic day that will forever etched in our memory and hearts.

Kevin was born and raised in a loving home in Deer Park, NY with his older sister, Christina. Kevin was passionate about music and education at a young age. Kevin loved to go on vacations with his sister and parents where he visited places like Hawaii, Paris, London, Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Kevin was adventurous and welcomed challenges such as skydiving and skiing. His bravery allowed him to take lessons in scuba diving and completed a triathlon (biking, swimming in New York frigid water in April and running), half a marathon and 5K runs. He earned a first-degree black belt in karate and a certificate to be a lifeguard. He regularly donated blood because of his unique blood type.

Kevin graduated from Deer Park High School with Honors. He was self-motivated and excelled in music and math. In 8th grade, Kevin was chosen to play his trumpet during a life taping of Sesame Street show. Kevin gained a scholarship to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Following graduation, Kevin explored his limitless potential. He worked for Suffolk County as an engineer in the Water Resource Management group to help improve the water quality for the residents of Long Island. He was an active member of Deer Park Community Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir, performed and played various musical instruments during worship services, and special performances. He was very involved in the youth group, volunteered at soup kitchens, and served on a mission trip to El Salvador, Central America.

Kevin was known for enriching people’s lives through music. He played the piano, guitar, trumpet, flute, Shakuhachi, accordion and all types of electronic instruments. Kevin also taught himself to play the sitar and recorded many Bollywood style instrumentals. He played in several bands, including “The Guests,” “Motion Ocean,” and most recently “Non Stop To Cairo.” He performed in many events and live performances playing the piano, trumpet, flute and sitar in and around Long Island and New York City, upstate New York and Boston.

Kevin was also artistic and created/painted many canvas paintings, charcoal drawings and acrylic art. The last things he painted were Princesses Elsa and Anna from Frozen for his nieces. Kevin utilized his engineering skills to carve and design amazing woodworking masterpieces such as nameplates, cutting boards, photo frames, etc., using the CNC machine. Kevin was multi-talented and had a vast knowledge in many topics. Kevin looked like he had it all –loving/supportive family and friends, musical and artistic talent, intelligence, charm, ability, beautiful & broad smile, fantastic wit, infectious laugh and the ability to engage and forge a relationship with anyone. Kevin’s presence will be deeply missed by his parents, his sister, Christina Coleman (Ron), his two nieces Sloane and Diem and his 29 aunts and uncles, 28 cousins and many lifelong friends.

Those who wish to remember Kevin in a special way may contribute a gift to your local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 2, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Kevin Itwaru

September 19, 2020

chano itwaru

September 19, 2020

Luis Torres

March 7, 2020

My deepest Condolences to the family‼️
You are all in my Prayers!!

Rob Bissu

March 4, 2020

We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but we would like to offer our prayers and condolences to the family.

We are here for support and to remember all the good Kevin brought to this world.

- The Bissu Family

Katie Rucci

March 3, 2020

Kevin I saw you less than a year ago. We bumped into each other in Smithtown, we were both there to see a jazz band play. You knew the musicians. We laughed and reminisced about our childhood and growing up on 14th street. Throwing snow balls over your fence, playing shark, trying to get the big bounce on the trampoline, water gun fights and hockey games. Then you told me that you were giving music lessons and we discussed Olivia getting lessons and the appropriate age she should begin. When she begins I will immediately be thinking of you and I hope you can listen to her play and give us a sign if you approve or not. Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

Eric Montalvo

March 2, 2020

I love you, brother

Debbi Warsaw-Curley

March 2, 2020

To Chano and family,
My heat breaks for all of you. There are no words that really help you find peace but keep his memory alive by sharing his stories with each other. You are in my prayers.
-Debbi Warsaw-Curley

Debra & Naipaul Umrao

March 2, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Loosing your family is like loosing one of ours.
Our memories of them together will live on from an early age.
Sending our prayers and love to the family during this troublingly time.

Sreoshy RPI Friend

March 1, 2020

My memories, no matter how long ago it may have been are still just as strong because of how special and gentle of a soul Kevin was. I’m at a loss of words and devastated by this news. My deepest sympathies to his family. I will always remember him this happy, and never forget the friendship we shared. His kindness, talent and sensitivity was rare and I’ll always cherish and remember the good times. You won’t be forgotten.

Vanita Surujnarain

March 1, 2020

I am is disbelief of this heartbreaking news. On behalf of The Surujnarain Family I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Itwaru family, Aunty Chano Uncle B and Christina. Many childhood memories with Kevin will be never forgotten. I hope that his music is now shared with those in heaven continues to strum a note in each and everyone he has touched here on earth.

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We are aching for your wittiness and sense of humor

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