Kevin Robert Blackman, also known by many as Our Smiling Warrior, gained his angel wings on February 19, 2016, while cradled in his mother’s loving arms and surrounded by family and close friends at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He fought a long, hard battle against infant ALL but with his big smile and joyful heart, most would never know what he endured. He was 2 1/2 years old. Kevin and his mother shared a special unique, timeless and loving bond that conquered all.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Kelly Blackman and father, Donald Kuhn, maternal grandfather Kevin Blackman and Mary Blackman, uncle Jason Kaplan and Sara Kaplan, Kelly’s godmother, Barbara Morris Reitz and Jim Reitz, godmother Amanda Adovasio along with his many great aunt and uncles.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. James the Apostle Church Monday, February 22, at 10 AM. Visitation was at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, New York, on Sunday, February 21 from 1 PM to 3 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at giftfunds.stjude.org/oursmilingwarrior.