K-Rob Wake and Funeral Plans Announced
In what is expected to be one of the largest wakes ever held in Rhode Island is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th at Rebello Funeral Home on Broadway in East Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 14th at 10am in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence.
The Obituary from Rebello Funeral Home:
Kevin M. Robinson “K-Rob”, 45, of Barrington, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. He was the husband of Robin (Adams) Robinson.
Born Dec. 19, 1971, in Providence, he was the son of Howard and Carole (Forsmark) Robinson and quickly became ‘Kevin from Heaven, Luck Number 7’.
Kevin graduated from East Providence High School in 1989 and was inducted into the EP Hall of Fame in 2011. Throughout Kevin’s life, he has traveled and lived in many places around the world, but has always remained a faithful Townie. Kevin would often say that East Providence was part of his DNA. In 2010, Kevin founded the K-Rob Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s lives in East Providence and surrounding communities. In 2016, he realized his goal and built the city their first free, outdoor public skatepark that is used by many BMX riders and skateboarders.
As a Professional BMX Bike Rider for nearly 25 years, Kevin has helped to progress and pioneer the sport that he loved most of all. His professional career began in the mid-1980’s and includes a long list of accomplishments. His proudest BMX moments include riding his bike with his loyal friends on the deck of the vert ramp and mega ramp, his 4 X Games Gold Medals, his 2 Guinness World Records, and landing the first ever double flair. Kevin loved to compete, but more than competition, he enjoyed pushing the sport he loves to greater heights. Since his retirement from competition, Kevin became a commentator for the X Games in addition to using his platform to share positive messages with children at schools around the country. His passion for everything he did was clear to anyone that met Kevin. Kevin had the ability to make each and every person he came in contact with feel important, special, and desire to be a better person.
Someone recently said that the least impressive thing about Kevin was his bike riding, which says a lot about his character. There was no greater accomplishment for him than his three children, Shaye Emily, Kevin Michael Jr., and Riley Alan. He beamed with pride when he spoke of them and would often text friends countless videos of them doing their respective sports just to share his excitement. He also leaves his loving wife of nearly 14 years, who he adored and loved more than anything.
Kevin would want each and every person to live their lives to the fullest and help to carry on his amazing legacy. If he could leave behind one bit of advice, it would be “it ain’t about how hard you get hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”-Rocky Balboa.
In addition to his wife, children and his parents, he leaves his siblings, Kathleen Fontes, Kenneth Robinson, Richard Robinson, Leigh-Anne Rainey, David Robinson and Daniel Robinson; Kevin is also the son-in-law of Alan J. Adams, LuAnn Furtado and Joseph Furtado. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much. Lastly, his favorite little buddy, Arnold Schwarzenegger Robinson, his beloved cat.
His funeral will begin Thursday, Dec. 14 at 8:45am from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be Weds. Dec. 13, from 4pm until 8pm in the funeral home.
Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Team Ream Foundation (teamream.org), PO Box 462, Boalsburg, PA 16827.