Kevin Harold Rush November 16,1954-September 21,2021
Born in Newburgh, New York to Harold and Dorothy (Puetz) on Tuesday November 16, 1954 The year if the Horse…the family moved to Phoenix in 1963.
Kevin met many of his life long friends at an early age and if you knew Kevin, you were definitely a lucky one. Never to meet a stranger or say “NO” to anyone you could find Kevin passing out coats and blankets to the Homeless during the holidays that frequented his daily stops. He always said, you can tell when someone is truly down on their luck.
Kevin’s love of Horse Racing started at a young age, he and his Dad were often seen at Turf Paradise, or Max’s on 43rd and Glendale. Kevin and Kathi traveled to many tracks throughout the country, his favorite was Del Mar where he’d meet up with his childhood friend Charlie Bryan.
Kevin met Kathi in 1996 and knew instantly they’d be forever soulmates…within 3 months they purchased their first home together and Kevin remodeled it from top to bottom. This started his love of remodeling and flipping houses, which he and Kathi did together up until his cancer diagnosis in August of this year. Kevin started his career as a painter for Rogers Painting, working under his mentor Harold Brown. Many of Kevin’s clients became his friends, he was always a man of his word…if he said he would do something for you, it was done!
On Tuesday September 21,2021 Kevin took his last breath, with Kathi at his side for his final 30 hours. His dream was to see one more Cardinals game, that he did on Sunday September 19, their “WIN” was for Kevin!
He is survived by Kathi his wife, partner and soulmate of 26 years, his son Mason (Lori) Rush and 4 grandchildren. Many Dear friends are feeling a huge loss. He was preceded by his Parents and sister Linda Cook Brink.