OBITUARY

Kevin C. Vamvakias

November 22, 1974October 14, 2008
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Our beloved, Kevin Vamvakias , 33, passed away suddenly on October 14, 2008. Kevin is survived by his Mother, Faye; Father, Chris; Sister, Nicole; and Brother-In-Law, Damon. Loving family members include numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. His passions were music, hunting, fishing, dirt biking and the great outdoors. He will be forever missed by those who loved him.

In Kevin's honor we are requesting donations to Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. Donations in Kevin's name can be made TO: Ducks Unlimited FOR: Texas CARE - In Memory of Kevin Vamvakias. The office address is 1620 FM 2218 Richmond, Texas 77469. The checks can be mailed to the attention of Sean Stone or Greg Green.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 18, 2008
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Rachel

February 3, 2009

Miss you Kev... :(

A Distant Relative

November 30, 2008

I didn't know you, Kevin, having been from the side of the family that had its roots in southern Maine, but I am deeply saddened by your departure. I am located on the limb of our shared family tree somewhere under the name of my grandfather, James Demetriou; a cousin, I believe, to Vamvakias. You were three years my elder, from a distant land called Texas, and a total stranger by most accounts, yet I know I imagined you once when I first saw your name on a depiction of our family tree at a New Year celebration in Brookline, MA when I was very young. Here was a far-removed cousin named Kevin, close to my age, probably more Greek-looking than I, probably as weary of school as I was, perhaps at that very moment celebrating the New Year with his familiars in the warm(er) heat of a Texas January. Did he enjoy baseball cards as much as I did? Was Michael Jordan one of his heroes too? Had he actually begun to celebrate girls as something other than mere fixtures complicating the joys of boyhood? None of these answers would I ever ascertain from mysterious cousin Kevin, our paths would never cross, and it is tragic that now as grown men if we did ever mean to cross paths to learn about each other- our histories, joys, passions or complaints- then that is impossible. But please take heart knowing that our sprawling, irrepressibly loving family will go on, for even now as I speak my wife Christa and I are expecting our first child, and will add yet another bloom to our family legacy.
My heartfelt condolences to everyone,
Nathan Taylor

Erin Smith-Eubanks

November 19, 2008

Kevin and I grew up across the street from each other. One of my fondest memories was we were playing house and I made him a mud pie and gave it to him. Which he then preceded to actually take a bite of it. Then turned to his mom and said,"Mom Erin made me eat mud!" Ah Kevin you were always a crazy kid! I hadn't had any contact with you in a long time. That makes me sad and it makes me want to get in touch with all my old friends before its too late. You are a great person and heaven is better for having you.

Faye, Chris, Nicky and Damon,
May you all find it within yourselves to be able to pick up and move on but never forget. You all raised a wonderful, loving guy. He will be missed.
Erin Smith-Eubanks

Dilawar and Salma

November 16, 2008

Dear Nicole and Damon,

Thanks for sharing Kevin's pictures. Seeing Kevin enjoy his family and friends gives us a glimpse into his short life -- and his kind and gentle demeanor. Our heart goes out to you and your family. Please take care -- and we look forward to seeing you soon.

love,

Dilawar & Salma

Jackie Greene

October 28, 2008

Dear Kevin,
For you, the book of life has had a sudden conclusion---so many chapters left unwritten. We all know how much you had yet to offer this world. Your legacy will have to be your wide, mischievous smile and sense of merriment; your impressive intellect; and your wise counsel to friends. Such a loss can only be tempered by the knowledge that, in the final chapter of your life's story, you were loved and held in high regard by family and friends.

Nora

October 27, 2008

Ah- this is hard. Kevin and I have only been friends for a few years. We met through Jane- she wanted to introduce us, hoping that we would date. That didn't quite work out, but Kevin and I got to be pretty good friends. We talked a lot about grand ideas- I like to call it "scheming." Kevin used to leave me ridiculously long voice mail messages- I miss those. He was always so funny- so smart. He brought the best out in me, and he really made me THINK about stuff instead of just accepting things they way they were. I keep looking at his pictures- his smile was really great. He was really great- I miss him.

Caring Counselor, Eva Gregory

October 23, 2008

Kevin, Was A very Happy guy, He always came into the office with a great smile. He was very caring and outgoing. He will be missed by so many and especially me.

A Spiritual Journey
by Faye Kilday

Life is a spiritual journey from

the first day of our birth,

Life is a spiritual journey on this

beautiful planet called earth.

Life is a spiritual journey -

we're here to learn all we can,

Life is a spiritual journey -

a special gift from God to man.

Crystal, Paul Boyd's Wife

October 22, 2008

Unfortunately, I didn't have the privilege in knowing you but I got to hear a lot about you from Paul. He said he lived down the street from you in high school and you played football together. Also something about him having an old pick up truck parked in your parent's drive way for over a month. I laughed! Because that sounds like something Paul would have done. He called you a good friend and like the rest of his friends, he speaks highly of all of you. I wish he could have done more of the guy things with you before now. I hope Paul and the rest of the guys will honor you by keeping in touch and doing more of the fishing and hunting together.

God Bless you and your family.

Crystal Boyd (Paul's Wife)

paul boyd

October 22, 2008

Kevin, I have a lot of fond memories of when we use to hang out all time. I'm grateful to have known you and been your friend. You really don't know what you have until it's gone. I wish we could have hung out more. I'm really going to miss you and pray that your family will be alright.

Your Friend,
Paul Boyd

Stephen Kibby

October 22, 2008

Ex Work Colleague

My sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Kevin. He was intellectual, a good debater, and put a lot of effort into learning. He would always be forthcoming to share his knowledge and often went out of his way to help me. I learnt much from Kevin, especially to challenge assumptions and to embrace new ideas.

With fond memories of someone with a quest to learn and share.

Stephen Kibby.

Biography

Our beloved, Kevin Vamvakias , 33, passed away suddenly on October 14, 2008. Kevin is survived by his Mother, Faye; Father, Chris; Sister, Nicole; and Brother-In-Law, Damon. Loving family members include numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.
His passions were music, hunting, fishing, dirt biking and the great outdoors. He will be forever missed by those who loved him.

In Kevin's honor we are requesting donations to Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. Donations in Kevin's name can be made TO: Ducks Unlimited FOR: Texas CARE - In Memory of Kevin Vamvakias. The office address is 1620 FM 2218 Richmond, Texas 77469. The checks can be mailed to the attention of Sean Stone or Greg Green.