Kevin J. Palmer

March 28, 1957 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 64)


Kevin J. Palmer, 64, of Southwest Greensburg, died Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  He was born March 28, 1957 in Greensburg, a son of the late Vernon “Bud” and Alma C. (Backus) Palmer.  Kevin excelled in sports in his younger days, to include Greensburg Salem football, wrestling, and South Greensburg softball.  He used his knowledge and talents to help coach during his son’s playing years for the Greensburg Salem Lions youth football and Southwest Greensburg baseball.  They both shared wearing number 76 on their uniform.  He had been a meat processor for Alfery’s Sausage Company, Reinhart Food Service, and Delallo’s Italian Marketplace.  He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Greensburg.  Kevin loved to go to the family cabin “Palmer’s Paradise” and vacation in Ocean City, MD.  He also loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins, and Pitt football.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and caring friend.  Kevin lived a life of service by the words of the serenity prayer and volunteered his services for 28 years based on these principles.  He also volunteered as SCI, Greensburg for 20 years and was volunteer of the year multiple times.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Palmer and wife Marion, nephews, Aaron Palmer and Nathan Palmer; and father and mother-in-law, Sam and Ruth Kimmel.  He is survived by his wife, Cathy L. (Kimmel) Palmer; son, Dan Palmer, of Greensburg; brother, Gregg Palmer, of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Steve Kimmel (Nancy), of Gibsonia; nephew, Adam Palmer; and two nieces, Taylour Kimmel and Ashley Ritchie.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  Please be prepared to adhere to all current health guidelines, including face masks and social distancing.  Private inurnment will take place at St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 25 S. Franklin St., New Ulm, MN 56073.  The family is very thankful for all the loving care Kevin received at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at the Arnold Palmer Pavilion and Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

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