A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

Kevin Shea Memorial Fund

 
The Kevin Shea Memorial Fund, established in 2012, is a tribute to the memory of Kevin Patrick Shea – a man who knew how to live life to the fullest. Distributions from this memorial fund will be awarded annually to a student in support of their efforts to pursue the study of marine insurance.

Kevin was a graduate of Iona Prep, Villanova University and he went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. After initially working for Marsh & McLennan on the brokerage side, Kevin rose to become the Vice President of the NY Marine Division at Navigators Management Company Inc. where he worked for more than 10 years. He was respected for his keen business acumen and for his personal approach to building long term relationships with his clients.

Kevin was a loving son, a loyal brother, an adoring uncle, a respected colleague and a great friend to many. His passion for his work was evident and he pushed for those around him to excel but it belied his gentle nature and thoughtfulness.

All who knew him would agree that you cannot think of Kevin without remembering his contagious smile and his sense of humor. He could tell a joke or a story like no other and even make people smile with just one word, “really???” Many might not know that Kevin’s first job was as a golf caddy which sparked his lifelong passion for the game.

When the demands of work were getting out of control, his quintessential mantra, “calm blue oceans,” could be heard by all.

We celebrate his life by remembering how he touched our lives. We are all better people to have been given the chance to have known a man like Kevin.

Kevin is survived by his parents, Jack and Jane Shea, and his three brothers John, Brian and his wife Stacey, Peter and his wife Inna along with his two favorite girls in the world, nieces Sophie and Gabrielle and the many good friends who miss him dearly.

Fund Administrators

  • Barbara Bistany
  • Steve Lewis
  • Chris Piazza
  • Lou Gehrig

Donations

CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:

Kevin Shea Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Online:
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

 

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.