Kevin Reich, 53, of Brighton MA, suddenly, on Oct 21, 2021, after suffering an aneurysm.
Beloved husband of Elizabeth Steen, father of Manny Reich, son of Patricia Reich of Milwaukee, WI and PA, brother of Keith Reich and partner Holly Pieper, uncle to Lisa Steen and Dan Schimpf of Los Angeles and Eva Donato of W. Shokan NY, nephew to Gary and Jennifer Snyder of PA, brother-in-law to Janet Steen and Mark Donato, and the late Robert Steen of Atlanta GA.
Kevin spent his early years in Moon Township, outside of Pittsburgh PA. The family then relocated to Milwaukee, WI for his high school years. In his early twenties, Kevin moved to Boston and worked as a bike messenger for many years with NSS courier company, participating in legendary alley races that officially never happened.He then transitioned to a storied twenty-five year career in the computer IT field as a desktop engineer for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Kevin grew up a Pittsburgh Pirates fan and kept a framed photo of Roberto Clemente in his office. His son is named after the beloved catcher Manny Sanguillen, a cornerstone player for the great Pirate teams of his youth. Kevin transferred his love of baseball to others as a longtime coach of the Yankees in the South End Little League. He was also a player, known for his solid defense as a catcher. For twenty years he played in various leagues and as a Met in the Cambridge Men’s Fastpitch Softball league.
Foremost he was a MAKER, a fixer, a gamesman, from horseshoes to frisbee golf, a student of pirate history, an adventurer, a woodsman, a restorer, a builder, a treasure hunter, a creative workaround wizard.
Donations in his honor can be made to: Guatemala Hope, which serves the people and animals of Guatemala, and for which Kevin and his family volunteered during a visit to the country in 2018. Venmo: @Guatemala-Hope, Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
A gathering of friends and family will be held in Brighton on December 4th.
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