In Loving Memory of Kevin Kelly Fred
Kevin Kelly Fred, a beloved member of the Kettering community, passed away at the age of 63 on November 9, 2023. Born on March 27, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin was a charismatic and kind-hearted soul who touched the lives of many. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Kevin grew up in Kettering, Ohio, and attended Fairmont West HS, graduating in the class of 1978; Wright State, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication and graduating in 1989; and Central Michigan University, earning a Master's Degree in Science Administration and graduating in 1995. Throughout his life, he pursued a career in cybersecurity and established himself as a skilled contractor in the industry.
Outside of work, Kevin had an unwavering love for golf. He found great joy and relaxation on the greens, particularly at his favorite course, Hills and Dales. Kevin also had a passion for restoring old cars. He could often be found tinkering away in his garage, working on his latest project. Additionally, Kevin had a deep affinity for Triumph motorcycles and enjoyed exploring the open road on two wheels.
Kevin served in the United States Air Force as a communications specialist for four years, He had a profound sense of patriotism and a strong belief in "American Made.” Being proud of his service to his country, he continued to support fellow veterans throughout his life.
Above all else, Kevin's greatest joy came from his family. He will be forever remembered as a devoted father to his two sons, Tyler and Alex. Kevin's love for his children knew no bounds, and he treasured every moment spent with them. His impact on their lives will be felt for generations to come. He also had a soft spot for animals, especially his dogs, Oreo and Pups, who were more than just pets - they were cherished members of his family.
Kevin is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvan and Patricia Fred, and his beloved dog Oreo.