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Kevin Michael O'Shea

February 14, 1973 — October 7, 2023

Mt. Pleasant

Kevin Michael O'Shea

Kevin Michael O'Shea died peacefully on Saturday October 7, 2023Kevin was born in Pittsburgh on February 14, 1973.

When he was 8 years old, his parents decided to relocate to Charleston, SC to start a business and afford Kevin and his sister Shannon the opportunity to grow up in a beautiful city on the ocean. That was the beginning of Kevin's love of the Lowcountry. Kevin was truly a son of the rivers and creeks where fishing and surfing were his passion. He surfed at Folly Beach, IOP and even in Costa Rica. He fished at Bulls Bay and brought home many "reds" and trout. 

Some of his fondest memories were playing basketball. As a kid, he spent countless hours in his driveway shooting hoops. He had the biggest trophy for a win with his 8th grade team playing for Christ Our King/Stella Maris school. Many a Sunday was spent at the Bishop England gym. His hero was Larry Bird and the Celtics. 

Of course being originally from Pittsburgh, and surrounded by his sports loving family, he followed the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers with a passion. Kevin graduated from Darlington School in Rome GA. then went on to the University of Mississippi. He graduated in 1996 with a bachelors degree in education. He loved Oxford, his Ole Miss Rebels and "The Grove". Hotty Toddy!!! 

Kevin's first job out of college was teaching third grade in Memphis, TN, he did that for one year. Although he loved "his kids" he decided this was not his calling and he returned home to Charleston. Kevin was a tall guy blessed with good looks and engaging personality. He had a natural talent for sales and the Irish gift of Blarney. His love of music knew no bounds; all types. Some of his favorite artists were Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Tedeschi Trucks Band ... and the list goes on. 

Throughout his life, Kevin battled drug addiction. This disease robbed him physically, emotionally and spiritually. In spite of this, he never stopped trying to overcome and move forward. He never dwelled on his own misgivings. At the time of his death, he was seeking help from Charleston Recovery Center. His wish was to help others. Kevin's generosity and friendships were endless. However his personal journey was a tough one. His parents want everyone to know he was a good son and they loved him every day of his life. They urge everyone to demand better treatment for people suffering this way. 

Kevin is survived by his parents, Bill and Joanne O'Shea; sister, Shannon Tant (Edward); niece,Mary Grace Nofsinger; nephew, Andrew Sullivan Nofsinger; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Kevin's life will be held Nov. 21 at 3:00. Mt. Pleasant Waterfront park. Cooper River Room. Family and friends are invited to attend. No suits or ties!! Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel.

If you wish, please consider a contribution to: Wake Up Carolina, 217 Lucas St. Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or Dorchester Paws, 136 4 Paws Ln. Summerville, SC 29483.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

"Cooper River Room" - Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

71 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

No suits or ties!!!

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