By Gary Silvanic
Since its inception in 2008, the Kevin Miya Golf Classic has raised over $15,000 for the Hirshberg Foundation! I am honored, as Kevin’s cousin and friend, to organize this event in his memory.
Kevin Miya was a Professional Civil Engineer for the City of Pittsburg who passed away on February 25, 2008 at the age of 37. Kevin, who began working for the City of Pittsburg in the spring of 2003, joined with others in transforming several areas of the city, including Old Town and the Marina. In doing so, he created a legacy of work that will benefit residents and visitors of Pittsburg for years to come. According to Kevin’s colleagues, his work ethic, combined with his attentiveness and a positive “can do” attitude, contributed to the success of his projects and earned him much respect and admiration.
Kevin’s approach to his personal life exhibited the same sense of care with which he approached his work, allowing him to balance his personal and working lives in a way that kept him involved with friends and family. What perhaps defines Kevin most is that he conducted himself in a way that let others know he was someone they could turn to when they needed to be supported, without being judged. Gina Haynes, a fellow co-worker of Kevin’s, also shared that Kevin was quick to listen to public issues and concerns, and that members of the community would show up to community council meetings just to thank him for his efforts on their behalf.
Kevin’s family and friends keep his memory alive by having a golf tournament in his name each year. “The event is amazing to participate in and is a pleasure to host each year,” says a co-worker of Kevin’s. “It has been an honor for us to help spread awareness in Pittsburg.”
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