Kevin Thomas Benham/Pillis, 36, went to the House that Jesus the Messiah had prepared for him in Heaven on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He stepped into eternity while doing what he loved best – being out in the woods in tune with God’s creation.
Kevin was born April 15, 1977, in Cambridge, NY, to his birth parents, Frederick and Claudette Pinkerton. Because of the Pinkerton’s deteriorating health, Kevin was adopted by Reginald and Patricia (Pillis) Benham in 1984. Kevin graduated high school from Lake Placid Central School, where he participated in the tennis and golf clubs. He then attended Paul Smith’s College for four years, graduating with two associates degrees in Environmental Studies and Culinary Arts. He worked for several years as a chef, primarily at Nicola’s Over Main, Mr. Mike’s Pizza, and Mountain Lake School in Lake Placid before his physical deterioration precluded his ability to work.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Patricia (Benham) Pillis, his step father, Paul Pillis, his brother, Frederick Benham, of Beaumont, TX, his sister, Shannon and her husband, Dylan and their daughters, Shane Renee and Jude Olivia Sauers of Mifflinburg, PA. He was predeceased by his birth parents; his adoptive father, ………..