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Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Kevin Francis Broadbelt

October 17, 1976September 9, 2019
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Kevin F. Broadbelt, 42, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in his home on September 9, 2019 Kevin was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad to Francis Gilks and Louisa L (Jacob) Broadbelt on October 17, 1976. He immigrated to the United States in September 1992. He graduated from Canarsie High School, Brooklyn, New York in 1996.

Kevin married Brenda Calderon on July 15, 2006; they were happily married for 13 years.

Kevin enlisted in the U.S. Navy July 16, 1998. His specialty was F-14 and H-60 as a Maintenance Technician, and Turboshaft Jet engine mechanic. During his service, he received the: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, Good Conduct medal, Sea Service deployment ribbon, Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist, Humanitarian Service medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medal. Kevin was honorably discharged on June 24, 2011.

After his service Kevin worked as an Aircraft Mechanic at Randolph Air Force Base for the last 7 years. During his off time he enjoyed attending Kerryann’s Kung Fu training and watching her play in the Johnson High School Marching Band.

Kevin also enjoyed his flight simulator, Doctor Who and was also actively involved in ISBHPK, San Antonio, Texas.

Kevin is preceded in death by his uncle, Peter Jacob; and paternal and maternal grandparents.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Brenda; children, Isaiah, Dominique and Kerryann; granddaughter, Watson; parents, Francis and Louisa Broadbelt; siblings, Ann, Earl, Ricky, Annette, AnnMaire, Kevin, Noleen, Pamela, Stacy and Tracey; numerous nieces and nephews; many extended family members and close friends he considered family.

Services

  • Family Receiving Friends Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Committal Service with Honors from the United States Navy Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Memories

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Carolina Grizzanti (Garcia)

September 24, 2019

A wounded ❤️ will heal in time. And when it does, the memory and love of those who passed are sealed inside to comfort us. You were like a big brother to me Kevin. You gave me words of encouragement when I was down. You showed me how a father should be when I saw you with the girls. How a woman should be loved and respected even when afar when I saw you with Brenda. And how a friend’s unconditional support should be when you were there for me. Rest In Peace brother. You left us too soon 😢

Wayne Fong

September 24, 2019

My family and I received a warm welcome from the Broadbelts in 2015. Kevin was the quintessential neighbor. His birthplace in Trinidad was where I read for my bachelors.

For almost 4 yrs my Caribbean connection shared at every level - jokes, work, politics, sports, landscaping, history, etc. Kevin always took the high road in every conversation. He was measured in what he said.

He was very kind as well - when I needed tools he would lend them without hesitation or caveats and recommended what to get when I finally bought my own.

He introduced to another countryman (Jamaican) just because he liked to connect ppl. He brought me in his home once to look at the internal layout because we were taking upgrade to our houses.

Really wished for more yrs to interact with my neighbor taken so early in his life. So just some words/phrases about what I saw in Kevin:

1) kindhearted
2) relevant to the times
3) right attitude
4) focused
5) loved his family
6) an example
7) diligent
8) hard worker
9) words without guile
10) peaceful demeanor
11) can laugh at anything
12) can see the joke in a lot of serious things
13) hates trouble
14) analytical
15) good listener
16) creative
17) dependable
18) consistent
19) takes pride in what he did

Rei (Nagaha) Israel

September 24, 2019

Our God has given you a spirit that will continue to impact us forever. Your laugh, your jokes, our talks when you would give me rides to work, you’d come over for haircuts and have minor disputes over anime lol. You were the first brother I ever taught with. You were part of my foundation as we grew into our understanding of who we truly are in Gods eyes. You have broken yourself for the love of each and every brother around you. Thank you for sharing a portion of that spirit with me. You have taught me to cherish those around me and let them know now the impact and importance of their existence before that time comes. Rest now brother. All Praises.

Nia Douglas

September 24, 2019

I’m still in disbelief that we will no longer get to see Kevin’s warm smile, hear is words of comedy and encouragement and feel his comforting touch. Kevin was an amazing friend, leader and role model to me. I missed not seeing him after he left the military, and now I miss him even more. To Kevin’s family, I am so sorry to hear of this and for the pain I can only imagine that your going through. Kevin was such an amazing person, I truly am sorry that he won’t be able to physically be there to help, but I know he will always be there spiritually. He cares too much to leave and he always boasted of his amazing family. My sincere condolences to you all, but Kevin gave us so much to embrace and be thankful for, don’t ever forget that. Much love to you all, Kevin, rest easy brother.

Tamara Charles

September 23, 2019

We were so deeply saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was a wonderful man and friend. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Barataria Junior Secondary School Friends: Camille, Nolan, Salisha, Marcia, Darren, Sharon, Alicia, Wanda, Leslieann, Tamara 🕊❤️🙏🏾

Maria Rendon

September 23, 2019

I just wanted to take this time to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I had the opportunity of carpooling with Kevin and over time got to know him, he was a good person and good co-worker, miss you Kev!

william clark

September 22, 2019

I really enjoyed Kevin being around at work..we talked about everything from movies to anime to "Whats wrong with these kids these days" it was fun to debate hip hop and cut on him for joining the Navy..He took all the jokes in stride and worked hard on the flight line. My condolences to the family, he will be missed!

TREVOR BROADBELT

September 21, 2019

My condolences to the Broadbelt family may he rest in peace 🎚

Adrienne Swann

September 20, 2019

My sweet sis Brendita, my condolences to you, the kids & all his family. I was very saddened to learn of Kevin passing. What a lovely couple you two were. Kevin was such a wonderful, funny man.
I’ll never forget when old school music was playing, he would ask...”how old were you when this song came out?” I’d reply...I don’t know maybe 13yrs old.
He’d say...”I was only 3 yrs old” and then he’d laugh because I was 10 years older. His laughter would make me laugh. He was a funny, kind soul with a smile that lit a room up. May God rest your beautiful soul in peace Kevin.
My Love, thoughts and prayers are with you all., May God comfort you with His peace and strength, I😞🙏🏽

Ashley Broadbelt

September 19, 2019

I’ve come to wholeheartedly believe that we never truly lose the people that we love, even in death. You will live in the kindness you have shared and the love you brought into our lives.

Thank you for shining and sharing your light like no one else can.

Rest In Peace Uncle Kevin.
We love you ♥️

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Kevin, Brenda and Sebastian getting ready to move Isaiah to Texas. 2014

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