Since we first learned that Kevin Kamenetz passed away, so many people have come forward to say what a surprise this news is, and express their deepest condolences to his family. Kevin Kamenetz was only 60 years old and leaves behind a wife and two teenaged boys.
From colleagues and government officials to even those who just knew of him and the work he did, there has been so many statements and heartfelt messages for Kamenetz and his family.
On Friday people across the state will say goodbye to a man known for his public service in Baltimore County and throughout the state. Services will start at 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Northwest Baltimore. Following the service, there will be a procession and burial at the Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery, so expect road closures in the Pikesville area.
“I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who has reached out to our family at this profoundly sad time," Jill Kamenetz, Kevin's wife, said in a statement following the service. "We are in a state of shock at our sudden, unimaginable loss. Kevin was my closest friend and the smartest person I’ve ever met. He was absolutely devoted to our boys and me. He dedicated his life to public service because he believed passionately that government can and should make a positive difference in people’s lives, especially children and those who are most vulnerable.”
The family will not receive guests before the funeral but will sit shiva at their home through the weekend.
The family is asking in lieu of flowers to make a donation to the Baltimore Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.