By MARGIE TRAX PAGE / Courtesy of The Star Beacon
…Described as a “fun guy with a great attitude,” friends recount endless tales of summer days, school mischief and plenty of hours swimming in Lake Erie.
“Kevin was always cracking jokes,” friend Ernest Champagne said. “They were mostly inappropriate jokes, but we all laughed with him. He was just a funny guy with a lot of heart.”
Betsy Franklin, friend of Cornelius’ mother, Valerie Silleck, said she remembers the young Marine’s high school open house.
“I remember the way he was so proud to be going to the Marines. He had such a positive attitude. I told him I was so proud of him and I am still so proud of him,” she said…