In Memory of Kevin O’Boyle
CASA of Cuyahoga County was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of 20+ year CASA volunteer and board member Kevin O’Boyle in June 2020. A Cleveland native and St. Ignatius High School graduate, Kevin had a successful 30+ year career with UPS. Wanting to improve the lives of foster youth, Kevin later became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer while living in Chicago, and was instrumental in bringing the CASA Program to Cuyahoga County in 2015. He also served on the board of CFACC from 2016 to 2020 and was Chairperson of the OH state CASA board from 2019 until his unfortunate passing.
Kevin was a tireless advocate for children who had been neglected and abused and was personally appointed as a CASA volunteer for more than a dozen children, looking into their welfare and participating in Juvenile Court appearances on their behalf. Kevin was also an outstanding ambassador for CASA, speaking to friends, civic, fraternal, and business organizations, donors, and media outlets about his experiences being a CASA volunteer. The passion and dedication of Kevin O’Boyle are missed every day.
A Message From Doug Stephens, Director, Ohio CASA:
“Kevin was always enthusiastic, prepared, and professional. His purpose was clearly about “his CASA kids.” After speaking of his own kids, Kevin was nearly as often talking about “his CASA kids” and how we could better serve them. Whether about the Chicago area, Akron, the Ohio state CASA board, and most passionately in Cuyahoga County, Kevin was always thinking about “his CASA kids.” He will be greatly missed.”