Kevin Scott Atkinson

November 3, 1965 - May 27, 2022
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Kevin Scott Atkinson, age 56, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, Friday, May 27, 2022, while on his way to work at Baltic Elementary.

Born on November 3, 1965, Kevin was a son of Robert W. (Clara) Atkinson of Dover and the late Linda R. Smith Atkinson.

He was a graduate of Dover High School and furthered his…

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Kevin Scott Atkinson, age 56, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, Friday, May 27, 2022, while on his way to work at Baltic Elementary.

Born on November 3, 1965, Kevin was a son of Robert W. (Clara) Atkinson of Dover and the late Linda R. Smith Atkinson.

He was a graduate of Dover High School and furthered his education as a “hands-on learner” and “Jack of all trades.” There wasn’t much Kevin couldn’t repair or figure out when it came to maintenance and projects and as a result became the go-to friend for help when he was needed. For many years, Kevin was employed by the former Hydraulic Parts Store at New Philadelphia, then Tripple R Trailer, and for the past three years, has been known as Mr. Kevin, the custodian, who loved his job at Baltic Elementary in the Garaway School District and always had a smile on his face.

Kevin was an avid sports fan who followed both high school and college sports faithfully. His family could not remember a time in which he had missed attending a Dover-Phila football game. In addition to following sports, Kevin also loved playing golf and spending many years playing adult league softball.

In addition to his father and step-mother, Kevin is survived by a daughter, Gabryell (Codi) Stark of Uhrichsville; his siblings, Perry (Michele) Atkinson of Bolivar, Cindy (Rick) Swain of Texas, Jeff (Meghin) Atkinson of Ashland, Ohio, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifelong friends.

In addition to his mother, Kevin was preceded in death by his beloved grand-dog, Charlie.

The family will greet guests on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11 AM – 1:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A Service celebrating Kevin’s life will be led by Mr. Glenn Carlisle in the funeral home’s chapel at 1:00 PM.


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Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: November 3, 1965
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Scott Fearon posted on 6/6/22

Great person. He will truly be missed. He got us to and from concerts safely for years. RIP Kevin.


Tina and Glenn Wisse posted on 6/4/22

Kevin and I worked together for many years. He was my “roadie” and friend for my dj service. He would make me laugh all the time with what I called his “Kevinisms”... he just had this quirky way of saying things...he loved Gabi SO much...his little girl was the center of his universe. I am so very sorry for his family and friends...he was a good man and I am so fortunate to have known him.


Glenn Carlisle posted on 6/4/22

My favorite memory of Kevin is joking around between performances of the Jerusalem Walk Passion Winfield Community Church. He always walked in with a smile (in shorts) with friends alongside - with that easy smile and we always had a few laughs while poking fun at each other between scenes. I can still hear his voice saying his lines with real conviction during the Last Supper scene - he made it real.


Scott Beitzel posted on 6/4/22

So sorry for your loss, Kevin and I played golf in the same leagues for many years. He always had a smile on his face and went out of his way to speak to everyone. He’ll be missed deeply around the golf course.


Megen Provan posted on 6/3/22

To my friend... your light will forever shine. You will be missed More Than Words Can Say


Jane Clay posted on 6/3/22

We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin was such a great man. Anyone that knew him, liked him. He will be missed by many. Bruce and Jane Clay


Carol Todd posted on 6/3/22

Perry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort.


James Pierson posted on 6/2/22

To Perry, Cindy, and Jeff - I was in town last weekend for the Canal Days festival and heard what happened. My deepest sympathies. Kevin's friendship, his thoughtful insights, and his many talents and skills helped us all become better people. He will be missed...


Tim Watkins posted on 6/2/22

To all his family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin was a friend and classmate of mine, and I thought highly of him. God bless all of you.


Cleo Herman Levengood posted on 6/2/22

Sorry to hear of your loss. You have our sympathy.


Jill Y Obermiller posted on 6/2/22

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole Atkinson family. We got to know Kevin when he joined the cast of the well known Jerusalem Walk Drama at Winfield Community church. Kevin will always be remembered to us as a quiet, friendly man with a contagious smile. May God grant you all with peace and comfort, Jeff and Jill Obermiller


Tricia Hershberger posted on 6/2/22

My son and daughter go to Baltic Elementary and my daughter especially loved Mr. Kevin is what she called him. He interacted with the kiddos especially at lunch she said but he would also play with them on the playground! I remember my daughter getting so excited because her class had Mr. Kevin for teacher appreciation week so we went and picked him up some goodies!!! He will surely be missed.


Kim Stroup posted on 6/2/22

Gabi, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and praying for you and your family.


Laura Goodall posted on 6/1/22

Kevin was that one of a kind guy. I was at Baltic once a week and he knew what day I was coming and would always have the light on in my room, the fan going on hot days…..never had to ask, he just knew what was needed! We talked a lot of golf and planned to golf together this summer. I surely will miss that opportunity. There aren’t enough words to describe him….. So kind and always smiling! He was certainly proud of his daughter!!! So thankful to have known such a wonderful person gone way to soon! My sympathy goes out to all of his family.


Natalie and Liam Hooper posted on 6/1/22

We send love and prays to Mr Kevin’s family, Kevin will be greatly missed, my son Liam Hooper said that “Mr Kevin was one of my best friend, he always talk to me and help me if I needed it, like he blew up my football for me when it was flat, he in heaven now, mom will he see my dog ?” I told him yeah they can play together and that made him smile while tears fell. Kevin you will always be in the hearts of these children in Baltic Elementary as well as the community.


Cindi Weaver posted on 6/1/22

You all have my deepest sympathy. I worked with Kevin at Baltic elementary. He was a great guy! He will be missed. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Pastor Lu Ann and Neil posted on 6/1/22

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.


Stephen Lenarz posted on 6/1/22

Cindy I am sorry for your loss. I remember you two very well Know i wish i could ease the pain for you


MEGEN Anne PROVAN posted on 6/1/22

Kevin, I would give anything if I could see your contagious smile and hear your voice one more time so you would know what a wonderful person I thought you were. I think you know how much you meant to me and you were probably Mitzis best friend. I just hope that you knew what you meant to us. You were always here when I needed a friend...(or my hose hooked up, or air conditioner carried?) or just to drive and look at Christmas lights. I am so thankful you touched my life and I know Mitzi is going to miss you more than words can say. To Kevin's parents: You guys really did it right. I only know two of your children but both of them are two of the kindest people I have ever met in my life. I don't know how you raised a man to be as good of a person and so full of kindness as what you did. Thank you for giving me the gift of your son's friendship and kindness To Kevin's siblings: You guys got so lucky that you got him for a brother. I am truly blessed to know two of you. I can't say enough how much your kindness has meant to us. And finally to Kevin's daughter: he talked about you all the time. You were his world. And he has such love for you and your husband and it always brought such joy to his face when he would tell me about you guys. I am so so very sorry for your loss. He was my best pal. I'm going to miss you buddy


Carol Stilgenbauer-Bryant posted on 6/1/22

Cindy and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Brenda Difloure posted on 6/1/22

To the Atkinson family,we are sending our condolences for the passing of Kevin. He was a really good guy and friend. We will always have him in our thoughts and in our hearts. We are sorry for your loss on your son, brother, Dad. R.I.P Kevin Atkinson! ?? I have all family in my prayers! May God Bless the Atkinson family. We love you Kevin and will miss your smiles and jokes! Clayton Smart and Brenda Difloure in New Philadelphia, Ohio.


Linda Rennicker posted on 6/1/22

So very sorry for your loss of Kevin he was such a good person sending our love and prayers for the family!


Gail Vaughn posted on 6/1/22

I am so very sorry for this great loss! May God bless you in the inevitably deep grieving that will go on for the rest of your lives without him. I got to know Kevin a little bit because he was a good friend to our custodian at Ragersville elementary school. He would stop by once in awhile to help Tim with something, or to pick him up when they were carpooling. It was always a joy to see his ever smiling face, hear his laughter and get to know him just a bit. I could tell he was a gem.


Heather McKinney posted on 6/1/22

Ethan and Avery were students at Baltic and I shared the news of his passing. They were heartbroken. They immediately started sharing stories about him. He was such a friend to the kids he met I can see that with mine. So sorry for this loss.


Ruth Crites posted on 6/1/22

So sorry for your loss


Lynn C Reichamn posted on 6/1/22

I had the privilege of only knowing your dad for the past three years. From the first day I met him at Baltic Elementary he always made people smile. Thank you for sharing him with us. The students will miss him handing out milk, playing at recess, working together on little projects, or teasing each other in the halls. He will be missed by one and all. Sending thoughts and prayers that you can find peace in this troubled time.


mike Carr posted on 6/1/22

I worked with Wang at h p s he was a really great guy he will be missed