Remembering Kevin Black at memorial service

Family, friends, co-workers and cycling teammates gathered at The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church this afternoon to remember Kevin Black, the Ballard man who died this week in a tragic accident.

At the entrance, Kevin’s bike and jersey were leaning against the wall.

Well over a hundred people gathered to pay their respects.

“He was the best father this world has ever seen,” said Kevin’s brother Bryan.

“He’s been a role model for me, and he’ll continue to be a role model for me,” Bryan said. “Kevin’s with us, and will always be with us.”

“(He was) highly intelligent, tremendously gifted, an unusual father with tremendous and consistent care and love,” said Pastor Daniel Syverstad. “Good in the strong sense of the word.”

The family, including Michele, mother of children Megan, 13, and Emily, 10. “Your daughters will hold your kisses in their hearts forever,” wrote Michele in a note to Kevin that was posted on My Ballard earlier this week. “We will hold onto all the good memories and you will always be kept close in our thoughts.”

Photos of Kevin and his family at the entrance table. Tomorrow (Sunday) at 2:15 p.m., there will be a bicycle procession departing from the corner of 65th and 24th heading to Golden Gardens. From 3 to 8 p.m. at the Bath House in the park, family and friends will hold a get-together to remember Kevin. All are invited.

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