OBITUARY

Kevin Patrick Devine

May 16, 1961April 8, 2018
Play Tribute Movie

Kevin Patrick Devine entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 56. Kevin was born on May 16, 1961, in Kansas City, KS. He graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1979 and Penn Valley Community College in 1983 with an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kevin opened and operated his own commercial heating/cooling and refrigeration company for many years before pursuing his lifelong passion of photography. Kevin and his wife, Lynde, started their current, successful business, Kevin Devine Photography, in 2007. Having found his true calling, he never looked back. Kevin enjoyed sharing his love of photography with his customers, many of whom became lifelong friends over the years. With Lynde by his side, they were able to travel all over the greater Midwest region (together) sharing each day and each new experience while establishing a powerful, family-friendly company. (Truly an entrepreneurs dream come true to be able to follow a dream and become successful!) Kevin was more than an artist. He was a loving, generous man who deeply cared for others. Whether through his witty sense of humor, or his soft gentle touch, he wanted people to feel happy and at peace. All who knew him would have to agree that he enjoyed making people laugh with his charismatic personality, infectious laughter, and a smile that would brighten even the darkest of days. Kevin had the ability to "wear more than one hat.” He was a skilled artist and smart businessman, but also had the innocence of a kid who just wanted to live life (play) to the fullest. He made life a journey of continuous, exciting adventures. During the past few years, Kevin and Lynde found a little bit of what they called "Heaven" in Galveston, Texas. He would plan little getaways for them so they could have time alone to revel in their love for each other among the sunshine, palm trees, and gentle ocean breezes. They appreciated those short trips to the Gulf Coast where they could relax and enjoy each other's company without the worries of daily life (and have a margarita, or two!). These getaways were treasured by both himself and Lynde, and gave them a place to just let go, be in love, and make memories that will last a lifetime. It is a love that cannot be severed by his untimely passing. Kevin was very passionate about his family. He loved, adored, and respected his mother, JoAnn, for being such a strong, compassionate, beautiful woman. He beamed with pride over his children (Lindsay and Jameson) and over the sons he loved and raised as his own (Chris, Jon, and Skyler). He boasted about the upstanding adults they have all become. You could sense the love he had for his children whenever he spoke of them. He was proud to have become a Grandpa to two beautiful granddaughters (Giuliana age 2 and Gabriella 4 weeks), and enjoyed sharing pictures with anyone who was nearby to see them. Kevin cherished his brother, Tim, whom he loved like a best friend. It is nearly impossible to share all of the love that he had for his family in mere words on a page, but he had a deep-rooted bond with his family that cannot be broken by his untimely passing. So, how does one summarize a life that was so full of love, laughter, and graciousness? Honestly, one cannot, but Kevin is loved and will be missed beyond measure. He is remembered for the loving, selfless, witty, gregarious man that made us all laugh until our sides hurt. He will be remembered for the love he shared with his family. He will be treasured by the woman that he shared his life with as their once in a lifetime true love. He will be remembered as a talented photographer who captured memories for others that will last a lifetime. He will be greatly missed by many, but forgotten by none. Kevin always said that he would not change one experience in his life, as all of those experiences – good or bad - brought him to the happiest place that he could have ever imagined. So, even though he was still so full of life, he felt "complete" and without regrets. We will all mourn his passing, but also celebrate his life and the lives of those he touched. Kevin is preceded in death by his father, Timothy "Pat" Devine, of Kansas City. He is survived by his wife Lynde Greene-Devine, Kansas City; his loving mother JoAnn Devine, Gladstone; his 5 adored children Lindsay Devine Kamon (Mike), Glastonbury CT; Jameson Devine, Kansas City; Chris Greene, Kansas City; Jon Greene, Kansas City; Skyler Greene, Kansas City; his 2 beloved grandchildren Giuliana Kamon (2) and Gabriella Kamon (4 weeks), Glastonbury, CT; his brother Tim Devine (Ann), Lenexa, KS; his nephews Adam Devine and Erin Devine; his niece Megan Devine; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. All are welcome to celebrate Kevin's beautiful life on Sunday, April 15, at White Chapel Funeral Home (6600 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119) from 3-5pm. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to a Go Fund Me account for a Special Needs Trust Fund for Kevin’s step-son at: https://www.gofundme.com/kevin-devine-trust-for-chris-greene or Donations to the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in memory of Kevin Devine

Our family would like to express our deepest thanks to the doctors and nurses at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute for their incredible care and compassion.

  • FAMILY

  • Timothy "Pat" Devine, Father
  • JoAnn Devine, Mother
  • Tim (Ann) Devine, Brother
  • Lynde Greene-Devine, Wife
  • Lindsay (Mike) Devine Kamon, Child
  • Jameson Devine, Child
  • Chris Greene, Child
  • Jon Greene, Child
  • Skyler Greene, Child
  • Giuliana Kamon, Grandchild
  • Gabriella Kamon, Grandchild
  • Adam Devine, Nephew
  • Erin Devine, Nephew
  • Megan Devine, Niece
  • Kevin is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kevin Patrick Devine

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Jane Tyson

April 16, 2018

As a fellow photographer, it was very easy for me to recognize the brilliance of Kevin's artistry as he photographed agility dogs in action at our Tulsa trials over the years. His keen eye and technical experience gave so many of us treasured photographs that are priceless. In addition, Kevin was kind, lighthearted and he always seemed to be happy and relaxed. He was more than generous and understanding about me showing up at trials with a big camera and lens to take photos (to be used as stock on Getty Images) in stark contrast to some of the experiences that I have had with other official show photographers (other than my friends Steve and Sonja of course). Kevin will be missed by so many of us in the dog agility community, most of all for his smiling face and awesome images that captured the love that so many of us and our dogs share.

Vivian & Phillip Brown

April 16, 2018

We are so sad to hear of your family's loss. Kevin was a very caring, funny and amazing man. Lynde, you were so lucky to have found your soul mate, your true love and to have been able to enjoy all those years with him. Your boys could not have had a better role model or dad. May you all find peace and comfort to keep your strength and live life fully, just like Kevin always did.

Harry and Pat Guticz

April 16, 2018

So many happy memories of talking to Kevin and always seeing his smiling face and hearing his great jokes. We will miss you Kevin and as we see the great pictures every day that you took we will think of you with a smile and gratitude.

Dawn Sharp

April 16, 2018

To Lynde and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I am deeply touched by Kevin’s passing and I was only an acquaintance…an occasional customer. May you all find peace in the memories and the images that he has left behind for you.

I only got to know Kevin: Kind, Patient and Determined Dog Photographer. A couple of times a year he would come to agility trials in my hometown to be the trial photographer. I saw his photos and wanted him to turn his amazing, patient, perceptive eye to my dogs, two grumpy old men who were too cantankerous to bring through the venue to the photo set. Kevin scheduled time for us outside the venue. He anticipated when both dogs would be looking in the same direction. He waited while I fussed trying to get leads out of the pictures. He waited while I got everybody sat down again. And again. And again. I lost both of those dogs within a few months of each other not long after those pictures were taken, so those pictures mean the world to me. Every time I pull those photos out, I am struck not only by the richness and completeness of the images Kevin captured for me, but I am reminded how Kevin went out of his way to make this happen and I marvel at how he captured the essence, sweetness and depth of those two old codgers.

Today anybody that is armed with a camera can take pictures and with digital cameras eliminating the cost of film in photography, many people call themselves photographers, but Kevin was special. It was the connection between his heart and his eyes…that patience, perseverance, and kindness coupled with his ability to recognize and capture a moment…that made him special. I am grateful that I got to know the heart of “Kevin: Dog Photographer.” I will cherish the photos always and will always remember the man who took them. Rest well, Kevin.

Judy Tavallaee

April 15, 2018

Nothing can express the pain and shock we all feel from this tragedy. We can only pray and hope that Lynde and the kids will find strength in God and In each other because we all miss you terribly Kevin. One of the nicest people and genuinely kind!!! Rest In Peace my friend.

Erin Powell

April 15, 2018

I will never ever forget the trip I made with Kevin and Lynde to the Irish Dancing Festival in branson. It was pretty uneventful until Kevin started getting the kids to pose in the fancy clothes. There were LOTS of smiles that day, not only from the kids, but from the "camera crew". Kevin Devine left his mark for all of us to cherish. Thank you Kevin for the friendship and for always asking me to say Bee in my best Arkansas accent. You are forever a forever friend.

Keith & Dianna Brockman

April 15, 2018

You and Kevin shared the joy of your life with all of us and as your friends we rejoiced in your happiness. During this time of grief we also mourn with you. We are so very very sorry for your loss.

Susan Istenes

April 15, 2018

I will miss your skillful eye, your sly smile, your wit and sense of humor. You gave me and many others the greatest gift of all - the ability to remember and cherish precious memories of our friends and family. Now, you are our precious memory. Thank you Lynde and the Devine family for sharing your Kevin with us and especially for demonstrating such a beautiful love between husband and wife. Kevin and Lynde, you are such a part of our Dog Agility family and we grieve for you and with you. Finally, thank you God for sharing your child, Kevin Devine, with the world. Through him we saw love, felt peace and experienced happiness and laughter. You star will for ever be shining brightly upon us, Kevin, until we meet again in Heaven.

Stephanie Langston

April 15, 2018

Kevin will be truly missed. He could always make anyone smile and was always so willing to help others and give all he could. We are all so fortunate to have known him and have the amazing photos/memories he captured for us. I will never forget th high school like love you could always see in him and Lynde and they are both so lucky to have that love that will last forever! Thought and prayers to all during this very difficult time.

Nel Brotherton

April 15, 2018

Fly with the Angels! I didn't know Kevin personally, but I know he was the love of Lynde's life. I know that he was kind, gentle, and loving . My prayers are with Lynde and the entire family at this sorrowful time.

Nel Brotherton