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Kevin Warren Albritton
April 6, 1986 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 37) 37 Years Old
Kevin Warren Albritton passed quietly from this earth on September 19, 2023. He was born in Santa Rosa on April 6,1986. Kevin was a 9th generation Sonoma County resident. He was a proud member of the Murray, Shinn, Hassett, and Laughlin families, all pioneering families who came to what is now Sonoma County in the early 1800’s. Kevin is survived by his mother, Susan Albritton, a retired schoolteacher, his father, Dave Albritton, a retired Sonoma County Law Enforcement Officer, his sister Sarah Dinaburg, her husband David Dinaburg, niece Leigh and nephew Wren; his grandmother, Doris Pipkin; aunts Linda (Cliff Jones), Nancy Pipkin, Petra (Ed Hemphill); uncles Robert Pipkin (Kathy), John Pipkin (Teresa) and Joe Pipkin; and numerous cousins.
Kevin spent a happy childhood in Santa Rosa, with his parents and his sister Sarah enjoying many camping trips, as he loved the outdoors. It was at an early age that Kevin developed his love of all things athletic. Kevin attended San Miguel Elementary School and went on to complete his secondary education at Rincon Valley Middle School and Maria Carrillo High School. It was in High School that Kevin’s special personality emerged. He was friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, warm, and loving. He made friends easily and it was during these years he developed many of his lifelong friends. More than friends, he considered them his brothers.
Kevin was a good student, but his interests fell mainly to athletics. He was one of Maria Carrillo’s outstanding athletes, accumulating nine Varsity Letters, He played basketball (his favorite sport) and was the soccer team’s goalkeeper, where he set school records for shutouts and fewest goals allowed in a career and season. His greatest success came in badminton, where in 2004, he became the NorCal Empire Badminton Player of the year. Badminton also gave kevin the unique opportunity to team with his sister. It wasn’t until after he graduated that he took up golf, possibly his greatest talent, at one point sporting a 7 handicap. He did, after graduation, go on as an assistant coach for the Maria Carrillo High School Girls Soccer Team. During this time, they achieved back-to-back National Championships.
Following High School, Kevin held several jobs as he continued his education at the SRJC. While working in G&G Supermarkets warehouse, he developed an affinity for the Food and Beverage industry. His personality and work ethic soon landed him a representative’s job with Southern Wine and Spirits. Kevin began learning the industry and over the next several years, took his abilities and skills with him as he furthered his career holding supervisor, manager, and director positions at the Graton Casino and Ace and Vine restaurant in Napa. Kevin was proud to obtain the Job of Manager of Food & Beverage Operations, at the Marriott International Hotel (Union Square), San Francisco, where he was currently employed.
Kevin proudly bought his first home in 2019 and joked he needed the larger space to house his extensive collection of “tennis shoes”, ties, and suits. Recently, Kevin had been working on career development, and had rekindled his interest in golf and physical fitness. It had been at Ace & Vine where Kevin met his girlfriend, Ashlin Pittman. The pair shared a fun, adventuresome, loving relationship and they had been moving towards a life together. Kevin was a wonderfully loving person. He enjoyed a deep and committed love from his family, his loving sister Sarah who lost her little brother, his mother, Susan who called Kevin her “Baby Boy” and his father, Dave, who lost his “Best Friend.”
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Thursday, October 5, 2023, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church: 4325 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Reception will follow the service at the Church Facility. To honor Kevin’s generous nature, in lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.