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Kevin M. Gartenhaus

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Kevin M. Gartenhaus, 55

Kevin M. Gartenhaus, 55, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Friday afternoon, May 30, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Kevin was born on June 21, 1958 in San Francisco, California to Solomon and Johanna Gartenhaus, who both survive. He is also survived by his wife, Kelly O'Brien Gartenhaus and his children, Matthew, Zachary and Lauren; brother and sister-in-law Michael and Jane Gartenhaus and nephews Joseph and James Gartenhaus.

Kevin graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1976. He earned his undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from Purdue University in 1980 and he earned his MBA degree from Indiana University in 1986.

Kevin worked for the past two years as the Director of Talent Acquisition at Allegient, an IT consulting company in Indianapolis. Kevin's career included working at IBM, Ameritech and Source Services Corporation. One of Kevin's greatest accomplishments was founding IT Spire, an IT staffing firm in 2004, which he later sold to Surrex Solutions, a California-based Company. He started a second IT staffing company, Gartenhaus Group in 2010.

Kevin thoroughly enjoyed helping and working with children. Kevin's most recent community involvement included serving as the former President of the Board for Family Development Services (the Indianapolis Head Start Organization) and serving on the College Mentors for Kids Board. He has served as the general manager for the Carmel Pups Travel Basketball Program and regularly served as a soccer and basketball coach and league commissioner for the Carmel Dads' Club recreational sports program. One of Kevin's greatest loves was coaching and watching his children play sports. He also truly loved spending time with family and friends. His smiling face and caring spirit will be missed.

The funeral will take place at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 3 at The Oak Hill Mansion 5801 E. 116th Street Carmel, IN 46033, calling will take place before the service from 11:00 to 1:00. Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carmel Dads' Club, Kevin Gartenhaus Fund, 5459 East Main Street; Carmel, Indiana 46033 or to another wonderful organization of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel. Those who wish to express condolences to the family or sign the guest registry may do so by visiting

Published in the Journal & Courier on June 1, 2014
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