Lloyd Kevin Colgan of Quincy passed away in his home in Frederick, Md., on Tuesday (March 20, 2012). Kevin, the eldest son of Fred and Mary Colgan of South 23rd Street, was born Feb. 15, 1961. He was a 1979 graduate of Quincy High School where he excelled on the Quincy Blue Devils football team. His teammates and close friends nicknamed him "Floyd." After high school, Kevin joined WGEM-TV where his parents had contributed their talents for many years. His successes at the station took him to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., where he worked for ABC News, Fox Sports and Black Entertainment Network. He also played a very significant role in creating "America's Most Wanted." Over the years, Kevin received 12 Emmy Awards as an outstanding film and video editor. Most memorable among his contributions was a national television music video that he single-handedly created to commemorate the relationship between Russia and the United States highlighting the friendship of presidents George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. Kevin was often seen on national television on the sidelines videotaping Washington Redskins games. Having been an outstanding football player himself he knew how to get the "money shots" for the news. Kevin was also an avid collector of sports memorabilia. Away from work, Kevin enjoyed bowling and "getting rowdy" with his friends. Surprisingly he and his close friends did not get caught for "permanently borrowing" a 20-foot banner from a Monday Night Football game at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis. On the outside seeming a big, tough guy, he secretly had a weak spot in his heart for animals and especially for little ones that didn't have a home. In memory of Kevin, please consider adopting an animal or making a donation to the Quincy Humane Society. Kevin has joined his mother, Mary Harvey Colgan and father, Fred Colgan in heaven, where they will meet at the Super Bowl in the sky. He is survived by his younger brother, Casey Heath Colgan, of New York City. SERVICES: 2:30 p.m. Saturday graveside services will be in Quincy Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from March 28 to March 30, 2012