Kevin Matthew KIRBY

December 28, 1973June 13, 2020

Kevin Matthew KIRBY was born on December 28, 1973 and passed away on June 13, 2020 and is under the care of El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley.

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Kevin Matthew KIRBY

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Amber Schreckengaust

June 23, 2020

Kevin became a dear friend to me in 7th grade at Earl Warren, He was so funny and quick witted and made everyone's day brighter. He had a charm that we all adored.

As the years went on we became closer and I enjoyed his insight and perspective on life. My junior year of high school I was involved in a serious rollover accident where I was ejected. Kevin was a source of support and comfort to me as he was ejected in a very tragic accident, losing our friend Jeff. Kevin spent so much time with me, talking, making me laugh, enjoying nature, We had a special bond that was precious to me.

My friends Bridget and Jenna were on "Semester at Sea" and on the bus with Kevin that took Jenna and many others. I felt such sorrow losing Jenna and ached for Kevin and Bridget who had suffered so much loss and tragedy. I had a handful of visits as Kevin rehabilitated and of course even in his pain he made me laugh. But he also shared the gravity of this experience and how it took a devastating toll.

I married Scott my high school sweetheart that July. We kept in touch but our lives were taking different paths. Kevin attended law school with my best friend Katherine's husband Tom. We saw each other at gatherings with friends and we would pick up right where we left off , sharing stories, laughing and also discussing "real life".

I haven't seen Kevin in a very long time. We texted back and forth for a period of time until 3 years ago. Kevin didn't want to be friends anymore. I continued to reach out on special days that were important to him like December 7th, D Day, or during shark week or his birthday. I have always loved Kevin and always will.

One of my favorite memories was on our Senior Trip, we swam with the sharks and decided to set the sharks free. So my dear friend Lori and I distracted the workers while Kevin and Detisse freed the sharks and we all ran onto the boat back to Cancun!

Be free Kevin! God bless you! We all love and miss you dearly!