Obituary of Kevin M. Kret

Kevin was born in New Brunswick at Saint Peter’s Hospital and lived most of his life in Middletown, NJ.  He was a 2008 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy. Kevin attended Villanova University for his freshman year of college. Kevin loved to snowboard, listen to music and “chillax” with family and friends. He was a parishioner and attended grammar school at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, in Lincroft, where he served as an altar boy. A few weeks before starting his sophomore year in college, he had a skateboarding accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury which left him minimally conscious. 

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He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents Philomena and Ernest Vigliotta and his paternal grandfather, Anthony Kret.

Surviving Kevin is his mother and father, Joan and Michael Kret; his brother and sisters, Dylan Kret, Megan Kret and Jennifer Kret; and his paternal grandmother Emily Kret.

With respect to the current world health crisis, Kevin’s family will hold a private service with entombment at St. Gabriel’s Mausoleum, Marlboro.  The family will schedule a special celebration of Kevin’s life, at a future date to be announced.  Kevin wrote this poem before his 2009 accident: 

“I am who I am. But who do I want to be?  In short, I primarily want to be close to God, a man of great faith. I know it sounds cliché, and unreal, but I honestly want to keep my beliefs no matter who I become or how much I change. I will simply try my hardest and be happy with however I turn out because God is my Providence” - Kevin Kret

To find out more about Kevin's life, or to share a favorite memory, please visit Kevin’s Journey of Hope website:   www.kevinsjoh.com     Click here to read an article about Kevin's annual walks that were held at Christian Brothers Academy, where Kevin brought so many people together to walk and pray the rosary.