Steve Kayner is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Pamela Juart.
Kevin Juart was a man that loved God, loved his family, loved people. He was a man who would help anyone do anything, virtually anytime. He grew up very athletic and always competative. His mind was creative and was constantly looking for that thing that would improve his family and his life. He was an ever improving musician who loved to play the drums anywhere, but especially at church on the Worship Team.
If you asked Kevin or his family about his life, you would not likely get the absolute truth because he was as private and selective with his complete story as he was generous and willing to share anything he had.
His interests were as wide as the field of stars, but his career/profession was master machinist. If you talked to the people he worked with you would likely get one of two impressions. From the guys that he trained and mentored, to them he was a brilliant father figure who pushed them hard and expected a lot, but was always willing to teach more, to help them out of a jam, to explain why it wasn't going to work, and give them 10 suggestions on how to fix it. From the guys that came into the shop with knowledge and experience who were set in their ways, he was an abrasive stubborn pain in the "canister." He told me that he was almost always bored at work waiting for the machine to do it's work, so he would set up 3 machines on different jobs, and run them simultaneously, while reading the bible in the 'down times,'
It's hard to put Kevin in a category, and it was even more difficult to get him to just sit down and rest. Sure he would follow the Steeler game, and he could sit through a movie, but chances were good that if there was a commercial, he was up tarring up his lungs, moving rocks, giving his girls work to do, fixing something, or getting into trouble.
Recently things which weren't all that bad, seemed to get better. His oldest daughter from his first marriage, who was told she would never have children, got pregnant, and while the birth was an emergency birth, Kevin became a first time Grandfather and was over the moon. His second daughter, made WPIAL finals in swimming, and made an amazing impromptu speech before the school board that stunned everyone. Daughters 3 and 4 are just as amazing and smart and creative, each with their own style and personality and gifts.
Kevin's wife, Pamela also passionately loves God, family, and friends. She was the seemingly perfect compliment to his drive and energy and passion and vision. They looked and talked and acted like the perfect pair.
Well, to finally get to the point, on Wednesday, March 21st at around 10pm, after 4 amazing, peaceful, fun family days together, Kevin snapped. Something happened that pushed him over an edge that had been haunting him for years. Sometime after midnight, he gave up and killed himself.
At the least expected time in his life, something made Kevin give up- permanently. While we know where he is now, we also know that his wife, Pam, and his 3 girls at home will have to begin a totally new existence. Because he killed himself, Pam does not get any life insurance. Pam has not had a job in a long time because Kevin was a great provider, but a few years ago they bought a home that was truly a fixer-upper, and they have gone a long way to getting it fixed up, but the house is not in any way completed, inside or out. Being very hard workers, the family had done a great deal of landscaping and fixing up the outside, and the inside is comfortable and livable, but a long way from ready to sell. So, the pitch.... Pam and the girls need help. With no life insurance and no job, they are starting well behind in the game and so, if you have it in you, please consider giving what you can to Jump-start the Juart family's new life. The money you give will go directly to Pamela Juart so that she can continue to provide for the family and pay for the final expenses. (While they did have health insurance, Kevin also existed in the Intensive Care Unit at Forbes Hospital from Thursday early morning until Saturday noon, so there could likely be unknown expenses from there.) Kevin's body was donated, as much as is possible to people in need, and to science.
The Viewing for Kevin Juart will be at:
Living Waters Family Worship Center
8800 Pennsylvania Avenue
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
1-4 pm and 6-8 pm
Please, no flowers, so please consider giving here.