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Kevin E Sheehan
  • June 17, 1945
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  • April 16, 2014

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Kevin Edward Sheehan, 68, of New Smyrna Beach died April 16, 2014, at Bert Fish Hospital in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He was born June 17, 1945, in Greenfield, Massachusetts to Walter and Lillian Fontaine Sheehan. He was raised in New Milford, Connecticut at Canterbury School where his father was the headmaster. After attending Canterbury School he went to Williams College and received a masters degree from Harvard Business School. He then moved to Nashville, Indiana and joined Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana in the labor relations. It was there that he met his wife Barbara Ann Frank. After more than twenty years at Cummins he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and joined CID Venture Capital as a partner. He spent twelve years with CID before joining Cambridge Capital also in Indianapolis. He served on the board of numerous companies including Flowserve Corporation, Contour Hardening, The Board of Trustees for Canterbury School and most recently Civic Science. Two years ago he and his wife Barbara moved permanently to New Smyrna Beach Florida to begin his retirement. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann, sons Timothy(Alexa) of Culver City, California and James of Indianapolis. His sister Monica(Michael) Bennett resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His granddaughter Isla Stuart Sheehan lives with her parents in Culver City, California. He is also survived by a niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Peter(Medora).
>> Kevin's dedication to his family, friends, community and church was an integral commitment throughout his lifetime. His hobbies included golf, reading, bridge and crossword puzzles. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Kevin Sheehan Memorial Fund at The Hub on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. His kind smile, gentle demeanor and heartfelt support will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest in peace dear Kevin.<







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  1. 19 Jan 2015
    Jim Johnston says:
    I was reliving my days at Cummins today, and searched for Kevin's name. I met him once, for a long talk in his office when I was 29 and wondering what direction to go. I've always remembered it.

  2. 18 May 2014
    Mary Leinenbach says:
    Barbara,
    My deepest sympathy on reading of the death of your husband.

  3. 09 May 2014
    Betsy Smith says:
    Barbara: I am so sorry to hear about Kevin. I so enjoyed working with him -- his knowledge, commitment, enthusiasm for his projects, and his sense of humor. It was my privilege to work with and know him and you. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. 09 May 2014
    Sherwood Burress says:
    Dear Kevin, the world is the less for your passing. A great British historian was granted the right by the queen to write "C. H." behind his name. It would now be my sad duty to grant that all of your loved ones, friends, work colleagues and associates write "C.H." behind our names as it was our honor to be your companion "of Honor" through a portion of our lives. Would to heaven there be no need to make such a grant!

    I was one of the many beneficiaries at the Walesboro plant of your smart, caring and informed management of labor relations after a difficult strike. You and Leo Rhodes (DWU) wrote some complicated language and your creditability with Leo set the tone for the entire area. Hearts are heavy, thanks for all you did. Still, we will light a candle. As Father James Keller of the Christophers said, "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness!"

    John M pls write...psburress@windstream.net

  5. 08 May 2014
    Barb Schnadinger says:
    Barb, remember me? I worked for Kevin at Plant One when he was Plant Manager. I just learned of his death, and Barb, I am deeply sorry. Kevin was such a wonderful person. Everyone who knew him and worked with him always thought a lot of him and admired him. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please send me your home address. Some of his friends want to send you a card. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you. (Barb Schnadinger)

  6. 04 May 2014
    Scott Rudd says:
    Barbara, Tim and Jamie: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Kevin was such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. 04 May 2014
    Lyn Letsinger-Miller says:
    I, along with all your friends at the Brown County Art Gallery are shocked and saddened by this news. We have missed seeing you as often as we used to, but at least we knew you could both visit, but this is another big loss. Thoughts and love heading your way.

  8. 04 May 2014
    John Mac McCreary says:
    Barb, both Kathy and I were shocked and saddened the hear of your loss. lI always considered Kevin one of the best friends of my Cummins career. He was such a considerate and caring person. Please give us a call and/or stop by the next time you are in the area. With all our love, Mac and Kathy.

  9. 04 May 2014
    Rebecca Waldon says:
    Barbara,
    John and I are so sorry to hear about Kevin. He was so kind and generous and always had a way of making us laugh and feel at ease. I'm so glad to have had the pleasure of working with Kevin and meeting you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  10. 02 May 2014
    Mike Lewis says:
    Barbara: The folks at The Democrat sent me an email with the obituary. So sorry to hear the news. You and yours be in our thoughts and prayers. Peace, friend.

  11. 01 May 2014
    Samantha Shafer says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about this. Barbara Ann I'm here for you if you need anything ever. I'm only a phone call away. Your in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.