Friday, August 1, 2008

Kevin Hannaford

OK this is a bit off topic, but I thought I would put this to you guys and see what you think. The photo is from the 1st grade Castle Rock picture. I did a quick web search and found that a Kevin Hannaford, who used to live in Walnut Creek, died in the 9/11 event in NYC. Do you think it is the same person? This Kevin was 32 when he died, which would have put his birth year around 1969 or 1968, which seems slightly young, but not out of the question. The hair is not the same color. I see a slight resemblance. Maybe you guys could chime in. It seems like too much of a coincidence to not be him.

UPDATE (8/4/08): from comments, apparently this is the same Kevin. Very sad. I remember him well from those early years at Castle Rock, and I was sad when he moved away.

There is a foundation set up:

The Kevin J. Hannaford Sr. Foundation, Inc. is a non profit, charitable organization contributing to the educational needs of children who have lost a parent to death.


Meg S. said...

Oh how heart breaking. On 9/11 a teacher's sister as well as a student's uncle were killed in the airplane that hit down in Pennsylvania.

I didn't go to Castle Rock but I hope someone can find out. I'm sure there's not much we can do but if there is something I'm happy to help any way possible...

Meg S. said...

I sent this website to the info link on his website. I'm hoping they will be able to let us know.

Pat said...

I can confirm this is my brother Kevin. We lived in Walnut Creek from about 1971-1977. I was born there in 1972. kevin was on the swim team at Scottsdale, and played soccer for the WC mavericks. My mom still has her team mother plaque in the house, and we still have lots of pictures from our (me, my brother Kevin, sister Beth) days swimming at Scottsdale.