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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Osterhout, Kevin




Kevin Porter Osterhout passed away on August 30, 2020, shortly after his thirtieth birthday. He is survived by his brothers, Ethan Downie Osterhout and Cullen Michael Osterhout and his parents, Karl Osterhout and Alison Downie. Kevin graduated from Schenley High School in 2008, where he made friends he continued to cherish. He also had lifelong friends from kindergarten days and a very special friendship he made in recent years. He also treasured his extended family, especially cousins, aunts, uncles, and step-siblings. Kevin had many interests. He kept aware of current events and learned on his own by watching a variety of documentaries and interviews. He had just finished reading Crime and Punishment, was beginning to read Huckleberry Finn, and was planning to enroll in an online medical coding certification program. He was a skilled hockey player and enjoyed following the Penguins. He loved music, art, and animals and was tenderly caring for a traumatized rescue cat who quickly trusted him. He had a quick wit, a love of beauty, a sensitive and perceptive heart and a creative imagination. Kevin enjoyed drawing and had displayed some of his work at various coffee shops in the city. He recently submitted a completed sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project which, when digitized, will be available at https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library Kevin was a deeply spiritual person, committed to cultivating an “attitude of gratitude,” even in the painful struggles of living with isolating, disabling mental illness and substance abuse issues, and the stigma that attends both. In one of the last prayers he wrote before his accidental, tragic death, he prayed for both of his brothers. For himself, he said, “God help me to stay clean/have the courage and motivation to make my situation better.” Kevin was a precious gift, a beautiful, kind and compassionate young man who is now enfolded in God’s love. He will never leave our hearts. Those wishing to honor Kevin’s memory may leave a note at this website. Memorial donations may also be made to one of the following: ASPCA NAMI Or any organization working to help those with opiod addiction. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont (www.burket-truby.com)