Kevin P. Rooney passed away January 1, 2021, losing his battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Kevin was born on July 28, 1953 in Albany, NY to Phillip and Charlotte (Salisbury) Rooney. He grew up in Delmar, New York and graduated from Bethlehem Senior High School in 1971. Just a few years later, he moved way out west to California. The Rocky Mountains were calling and he moved to Colorado towards the end of the 1970s. On January 9, 1980, while waiting for the bus in Boulder, CO, Kevin met the love of his life, Teresa Bordash. They were married in April of 1984 in Longmont, CO, where they moved about a year after the wedding. Together, Kevin and Teresa brought into the world a daughter, Katie, making Kevin a father for the second time. Kevin is also the father of a daughter, Shawnee Keyes, from a previous marriage. Being a father was one of the greatest blessings of his life. Kevin most recently worked at Longmont King Soopers as a produce clerk, for the past 17 years, retiring in 2018. He loved his job and his customers. Because of his outgoing spirit, loyalty, and incredible work ethic, his customers loved him, too. Kevin loved music, especially Rock & Roll. He enjoyed working out in his home gym, making fitness an important part of his daily life. He also enjoyed the occasional trip up the mountains to play the slots in Central City. Kevin was a man of great Faith. He felt close to God and he was ready to go Home. Kevin was loved and he will be missed. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Teresa; his daughters, Shawnee (Kevin) Keyes and Katie (Ian) Smith; his granddaughters, Kayla Graham and Ella Keyes; his brother Frank (Kerrilynn) Rooney and his sister Marianne Rooney; many nieces and nephews; and Shawnee's mother, Sandra Norris. A Private Family Graveside Service was held and Kevin was laid to rest at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Please visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share a memory of Kevin and to leave a message for his family.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on Jan. 10, 2021.