In Memory of Kevin O’Boyle
Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County (CFACC) is shocked and saddened to announce the passing of CASA volunteer and board member Kevin O’Boyle. Wanting to improve the lives of at-risk children, Kevin 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 served on the board of CFACC from 2016-2020. Kevin also served as 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 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 will be sadly missed by CFACC and OH CASA.
A Message From Doug Stephens, Director, Ohio CASA:
“As recently as last Friday afternoon, June 26, as President of the Board of Directors of the Ohio CASA/GAL Association, Kevin led our quarterly meeting. As always he was enthusiastic, prepared, and professional. Also as always, his purpose was clearly about “his CASA kids.” After his own kids, Kevin was most often talking about “his CASA kids” and how we could better serve them. Whether about the Chicago area, Akron, on the Ohio state board, and most passionately Cuyahoga County, Kevin was always thinking about “his CASA kids.” He will be greatly missed.”