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Kevin “Calvin” Rooney passed away on January 22, 2017. He was the dear son of Kathleen (O’Driscoll) and Francis Rooney, the adored husband of Vaneza (Paulino), the cherished father of Jasmin, dear brother of Frank, loving uncle of Ava and Violet, and a loyal friend to many.
Kevin served as a member of the NYPD from 2000-2004 with the 33rd precinct. While serving the City of New York as one of its Finest, he responded to the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NYC. Kevin went on to serve the FDNY with Engine 42. At the firehouse, he learned to fight fires, cook, and he met some of the bravest men to walk the face of the earth.
Born on Groundhog’s Day, Kevin was raised in the Bronx. He enjoyed basketball and the beach and had a passion for music. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and always had a joke, some dryer than others, but he was always able to get you to laugh.
Always a strong person, Kevin fought his hardest but ultimately lost his battle to cancer on January 22, 2017.