I played behind Kevin as a trumpet player in the Glen Ellyn Grade School senior band, and also in track team and on the sophomore football team. He was always a high achiever in everything he did, especially in academics. I passed him on the day he died. I was going down the steps toward Beister gym and he was heading up toward the school. Neither of us said anything, but it was the last time I saw him alive. A few days later, I attended his funeral.