Kevin Wayne “Lama” Kalama, 50, of Amston, passed away at Hartford Hospital on October 19, 2018 as a result of cardiac arrest. Born in Hartford on December 29, 1967, he was the son of the late Richard and Mildred (Davis) Kalama. Kevin was formerly a truck driver and paver, working in the construction industry throughout his career. As a result of his poor health, he has not been able to return to his profession, but dreamed of a day that he would be well enough that he could get back on the road. Kevin also enjoyed competitive darts, shooting in both the Nutmeg Dart League and ECDA, for Greenleafs’ Double In Stumble Out and Greenleaf All Stars respectively. His love of darts and competitive nature never stopped in from attempting to practice, while working with intake coordinators during his many short-term care stays, he never failed to ask if he could set-up his dartboard in his room so he could practice. He never received a "yes" response but that never stopped him from asking. Kevin loved spending time with family and friends, if he knew you he would yell out a greeting whether across the room or from a moving car, he gave little consideration to his surroundings. In addition to routing for Nascar #88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kevin also enjoyed cheering on his beloved Red Sox and Dallas Cowboy teams - which often led to spirited conversations with his Yankee and Giants fan friends. In Kevin’s memory, rout for the Red Sox in the World Series this year, he would have loved that. Kevin “Lama” will be remembered for lighting up a room with his signature big smile, huge wrap-you-up in his arms hugs and his kind and generous heart. Kevin will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by his sister and brother-in-law, Luana and Andrew Stanulonis of Amston (with whom he made his home); his sister, Leilani Kalama of Netcong, NJ; foster brother, Julio Acosta of Hartford; nieces and nephews, Kawika Carden and Steven, Maile, Felicia and Douglas Melvin; great nieces and nephews, Zerasha-Rashan, Kawika, Jr and Alaska; his special friend, Sherry Verona; his biological mother, Yvonne; and numerous extended family members and friends. He is predeceased by his sister, Marroan Carden and his dog, Riker. Not only was Kevin an organ recipient, but he also gave the gift of life to others through tissue donation after his passing. Graveside Services will be observed 12 noon Sunday (Nov. 11th) at the New Hebron Cemetery, Wall St. (Rte. 316), Hebron. A gathering Celebrating his Life will follow at Greenleaf Café, 47 Main St. (Rte. 66), Hebron. The family is respectfully asking for donations to help defray expenses and may be made to the “Kevin Kalama Memorial Fund”, c/o The Savings Institute Bank and Trust, 115 Main Street, Hebron 06248. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Kevin Kalama Memorial Fund
c/o The Savings Institute; 115 Main Street, Hebron CT 06248