January 19, 1975 ~ April 29, 2019

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver , Colorado

Kevin Day, cherished son, brother, uncle and unforgettable friend, passed away on April 29, 2019. He was born on January 19, 1975 and was the son of Jim and Linda Day. Kevin grew up in Henderson,  just north of Denver, graduating from Brighton High School, where he was a skilled wrestler. He attended Colorado Mountain College, eventually graduating from Metropolitan State University with a degree in Criminology. Described as a deeply sensitive and exceptionally kind soul, Kevin was a gifted artist, graphics designer and photographer, as well as a talented piano player.

He had a wicked sense of humor (often displayed in his creative Halloween costumes). He taught his younger cousins to whistle and do back flips on the trampoline, and they spent hours together laughing so hard their heads would hurt. He will be deeply missed by his family, many friends and co-workers, who describe him as one of the nicest people they knew.

He enjoyed traveling and had recently traveled to Guatemala where he became intensely interested in the ancient ruins and hieroglyphics. He loved history and antiques (and the stories attached to each one he owned). He was especially proud to live in one of the oldest buildings in Denver, above the Tattered Cover bookstore, where he spent hours reading and adding to his large book collection. He had a quirky interest in the 1950s era, often dressing as a Greaser for fun with his friends. He was an avid bicyclist, even relying on bicycles as his sole mode of transportation.

He worked for Horan and McConaty for many years, where co-workers describe him as one of the most helpful employees at the business, who seemed to know instinctively how to comfort people and provide the best help at the right moments.

Kevin was in the process of starting a new business called Tantrum, with his business partner Christina, a wellness center concentrating on meditation and experiential therapy.

He is survived by his parents; his sister Kelly Polak & her husband, Shaun; nephew Sawyer, niece Emily and step-nephew Ryan; friend and business partner Christina Campbell; and many, many friends and aunts and uncles and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11am at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton Colorado.

Friends and relatives are encouraged to bring a photo and memories of Kevin to be shared with his family as a part of the service. You may also share your memories of Kevin and condolences with his family by visiting the guestbook below.

Donations may be made in Kevin’s honor to Tantrum, for the Day’s Gift Fund.

Contributions to Day’s Gift can be sent to:
Wells Fargo 3333 S. Bannock St. Englewood, CO 80110
This fund can only accept checks payable to: Tantrum
In the memo please include: Day’s Gift Acc# 1682173206

 

Services

Memorial Service: May 11, 2019 11:00 am

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229


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  1. I’ll miss seeing the “Solid 😊” at the end of every email, hearing your voice at the end of the line, and looking for you in the face of every road-biker I pass. I’ll never eat at Sherpa House without thinking of you, or have a conversation quite as real and raw as those we shared. You were special, Kevin. Beloved friend, you won’t be soon forgotten.

  2. I will miss your smile, and the bear hugs you would greet me with whenever I was at Federal. You have (not had – because I will always see you smiling) the greatest smile – gave the best hugs. You always made me feel welcome – no matter how long it had been in between visits to the building. I will miss seeing “HELLLLLLOOOOOOOOO PAULINEEEEEE :)” in some random email on a Saturday. I don’t think you had any idea how much you impacted the lives of so many of us in your Horan & McConaty Family. You left this world much too soon! May you rest in peace, my friend.

  3. Linda and Jim we want to tell you how sorry we are at Kevins passing. Always heard the stories over the years about him.
    Although we only met him a couple of times felt we knew him through you. John and I wish to make a donation in Kevins name to the Denver Humane Society we know he loved animals. Love the picture you put on such a handsome young man
    John and Nancy Etscheid

  4. Cousin Kevin, I hope that you truly know how very much you are loved and appreciated. Although we didn’t see one another near as often as we should have, I just want you to know that I will forever remember and treasure special times that we shared and how you made all of us smile and laugh. Sometimes we don’t always have an answer, but should hold dear in our hearts, all that we love and cherish daily. We forget too often, all that we are blessed with and how very precious every moment truly is. I will cherish all of the special moments that were shared with you and hope that you are at peace. I will always remember you fondly and with much love, Aimee

  5. Kevin, Sunday evenings will be my fondest memories of you. I loved sitting on the couch, eating a good meal and watching “50’s”
    sitcoms, your favorite was Golden Girls. We all would laugh so hard, but watching you laugh was pure joy.
    Love and miss you always.
    Kathleen

  6. I’ll miss your “Amy May, it’s Kevin Day” greeting whenever you called me. You were always patient with my mistakes as a new funeral director and always had a smile on your face whenever I went to Federal. Rest In Peace. “Solid”.

  7. To my brother. My heart breaks that you are no longer with us. You will dearly be missed.
    The times I will deeply treasure and remember the most are when we was young and some of the arguments we had as siblings. For example: When you slammed my lip in the basement door. Or when you ran into the gate running after me. Or when we both came down with chicken pox. Not only did you give them to the wrestling team that wasnt already infected but you also gave them to me. From head to toe. Thanks again Kevin. We was a brother & sister to be wreckened with.
    I will miss your unique Christmas gifts. The joy you brought to the family during the Holidays and when we got together for birthdays at Benny’s.
    I will miss your smile, your hugs, your tenderness & how good you always were to my kids.
    I’m so glad that we have parents that brought us together and gave us a chance at life.
    Love and miss you always!
    Your sister

  8. Words fail us at times like this-Hoping you knew how much you meant to your parents, sister, Sawyer, Emily and Ryan. When you smiled you could shine. Find your peace–
    Linda & Kent

  9. There are words to Express how much you touched so many lives. Although Frank and I only met you a few times, we greatly enjoyed stories told to us by your parents. They love you dearly and will miss you so much. Peace be with you and your family.

  10. There are no words to express how much you touched so many lives. Although Frank and I only met you a few times, we greatly enjoyed stories told to us by your parents. They love you dearly and will miss you so much. Peace be with you and your family.

  11. There is no one like Kevin. He was a person that would encourage you when you were down. He always had lots of hugs and plenty of laughs. I can still hear his voice saying, “Alright,” or “Solid,” in the way that only Kevin could say it. Kevin will be missed. Much love.

  12. Kevin,
    You were my first love. You will forever hold a place in my heart, and I will always have love for you. May you Rest In Peace.

  13. We first met you when you were a toddler and what a cutie pie. Then grew into such a nice young man. Rest in peace. To Jim, Linda, Kelly and all your family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in God and love through the good memories.

  14. I remember the Day family by my parents house Verhn and Marlene. So sorry for the passing of your son and brother Kevin. I will share the sad news to my parents.

  15. Dearest Kevin,

    You were someone I respected. You told me when I screwed up or overreacted. You pointed out flaws. But never to be cruel. Only to help me realize the reality of a situation. This reality blows. When I ran into you in January, it was such a cool short moment. I talked about it for weeks, and even told people how much I respected you. When I heard of your death I simultaneously lost control of my tears and my tongue. I cussed you out through sobs. I was so mad, am mad. It’s because I want to tell how much you meant to me. Our time working the desk together, driving you home, talking about design and how disgusting Ralph Lauren’s house is. You appreciated the finer things in life. You had an eye for the artistic. You found beauty where most couldn’t see it. You inspired me to see the world differently, to feel the world differently. I wanted to make it to your service. I checked flights, called and got approval from the husband to spend the money. Then a family called and I had to serve on a funeral of my own. I tried sending flowers but no place would send them as they were booked up for Mother’s Day. When I’m driving I look around at the cars passing by, and just cant understand why they don’t know such a light has dimmed out. How are they continuing on as if nothing has happened? When you left, a part of this Earth stopped spinning on its axis. Why I’m using this platform as my own personal diary to you, I don’t know. But I loved you Kevin Day. I miss you and what you bought to my life.
    Sincerely,
    Your Bird from “UP”

  16. Kevin,
    Words escape me to hear of your passing. I remember so much about you, riding your bike to and from work and always caring so deeply for others. I extend my deepest condolences now to your family as I know losing you is a tremendous heart break. Rest in heaven my dear friend, rest in heaven.
    Diann

  17. Very saddened to hear of this news! So glad I had the pleasure of meeting & working with this great guy at H&M. He touched many lives & will truly be missed.

  18. How we all miss you! Working with you was a privilege and I thank you for the many times you saved me when I forgot to order a casket! Rest In Peace my friend.

  19. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Kevin. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  20. Deep condolences to Kevin’s family and friends from a fellow adoptee. I will never forget our conversation the last time we got together for pizza/Italian at LaLa’s in which we dove deep into life’s big questions. You will be missed, Kevin.

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