Haverly, Kevin M. GREENVILLE Kevin M. Haverly, 26, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in a car accident while on patrol. He was born on October 9, 1990, in Niskayuna to Patricia A. Haverly and the late Richard T. Kurtz II. Kevin was raised in Durham, having attended Durham Elementary before graduating from Christian Brothers Academy in 2008. He then attended the College of St. Rose, graduating in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Kevin first worked as a corrections officer for the Greene County Jail while working part-time for the Cairo Police Department. He then became a sheriff's deputy for the Greene County Sheriff's Department, where he'd worked since 2014. Kevin was a member of the N.R.A., the Wildlife Club, and the Sons of the American Legion. He was passionate about his work with the Northern Catskills Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, especially with the chapter's work with the Wounded Warriors Project. Kevin was an avid hunter and sportsman. He was a devoted father and step-father. Kevin was proud to be an American and proud to be a Police Officer. In addition to his mother, Kevin is survived by his fiance, Dawn DeBenedetti; his children, Alexis Haverly (three years old), Hunter Haverly (21 months old), and step-daughter, Giavonna DeBenedetti (eight years old); his half-siblings, Christine, Richard, and William Kurtz; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Calling hours will take place on Monday, March 6, in St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville. Law Enforcement officers and personnel are invited to visit between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Family and friends are invited to visit between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund for his children at any branch of the National Bank of Coxsackie, or if desired, mailed in care of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, 80 Bridge St., Catskill, NY 12414. Condolences may be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Mar. 3, 2017.