Kavinsky, Jared Lee April 17, 1992 - October 24, 2013 Jared was a loving, upbeat, fun-filled person who enjoyed life to its fullest and brought happiness to the people around him. He was an athlete and musician with a brilliant mind. Jared graduated from Arrowhead High School in 2010. In addition to participating in many activities, Jared's many accomplishments included: graduating with a 4.0 grade average; won 1st place in the WI State Chess Tournament; and he was a member of the WI State Championship baseball team and the State Champion MSOE Jets Engineering Team. Jared was attending Michigan State University
and was due to graduate in December with an honors degree in Applied Engineering Sciences. He worked as the Applied Engineering Sciences Webmaster, a professorial research assistant and an intern at GE Healthcare Systems. Jon Sticklen, the head of the engineering program, wrote "I count Jared as a friend and a student. He was one of the most academically adept students I have had the pleasure of working with. But beyond that was Jared's humanity, his quickness to help his fellow students, and his sense of humor. Jared was the rare student who had so many options open to him. I unequivocally know that no matter what Jared choose as his path, he would not just succeed, but succeed spectacularly. I was all set to watch Jared after graduation and see him start out and reach heights that I don't think even he saw yet." Jared is survived by: his parents Marc and Jodi (Lesiecki) Kavinsky; his grandparents Gerry and Judy Lesiecki; his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A Jared Kavinsky Engineering Scholarship has been established at Michigan State University. Checks should be made out to "Michigan State University" with the memo stating "In memory of Jared Kavinsky". Gifts should be mailed to: Engineering Development and Alumni Relations, 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3536, East Lansing, MI 48824 Visitation will be held at the Harder Funeral Home on Thursday, October 31 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Friday, November 1 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM with a service at 11:30 AM.