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Kevin Richard Bayen

April 7, 1956 - March 11, 2022
Visitation
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Tuesday 3/15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 3/16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 3/16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, the Bayen Family’s wishes are for contributions to be made to the HWPS Art & Music Field Trip Scholarship Fund.

 Donations can be received via Revtrak

https://hewlett-woodmere.revtrak.net/art-and-music/art-and-music-scholarships/#/v/hhs-field-trip-scholarship

 -Or-

 Checks can be made payable to HWPS Art and Music Field Trip Scholarship Fund.

Please send checks to:

Art & Music Field Trip Scholarship Fund
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools
One Johnson Place, Room 304
Woodmere, NY 11598

Cemetery
A private cremation is scheduled.
Thursday 3/17
Mass
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
855 Carman Rd.
Massapequa Park, New York 11762
516-541-3270 | Map
Thursday 3/17, 10:45 am

Kevin Richard Bayen, beloved son, brother, husband, father, mentor and friend, lost his courageous battle to advanced prostate cancer on March 11, 2022.  He will always be remembered for his warmth, his deep love of family and friends, his devotion to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools, and his commitment to music education in New York State.Continue Reading

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Sean Donovan left a message on March 17, 2022:
I met Kevin right after the Bayens moved to Massapequa. The very first day we discovered that we had a shared birthday. Our paths crossed less and less over the years, but every time I saw him he was upbeat, smiling, and sincerely glad to see you. We were roomies on the golf trip a couple of years ago and it was great. KB was truly nice, kind, and quite simply a DECENT human being. RIP Kev, know that the music will never stop.
The Migliano Family left a message on March 17, 2022:
We are thinking of Mr. Bayen and his family at this sorrowful time. He believed in our son, Michael, and helped him succeed as a trumpet player. We will never forget his wit, wisdom, and kindness. Rest In Peace, Music Man
Lenny Spicer left a message on March 16, 2022:
I met Kevin just a few times and I felt like I new him for years….just a nice guy…. my condolences to the whole Bayen family….good people…..
Tom Gellert left a message on March 16, 2022:
Dear Gale ... sending you deep condolences and love to you and your family. I first met Kevin MANY years ago at Dorney Park where we had brought our respective high school performing groups (my Babylon HS kids and Kevin's Hewlett kids) to perform at a music festival competition. All I remember of that first meeting was that Kevin and his kids "cleaned up" in just about every judging category! Over the years you were a mover and shaker, Kevin. NMEA, NYSSMA, instrumental jazz education, music education administration ... what a legacy you have left behind! The NYS music education community will never forget your many contributions to our field nor will we ever forget your friendship. Rest easy, Kevin ...
Sue Sussman left a message on March 15, 2022:
In loving memory of one of the greatest men I've ever known
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Karen Edward Smaldone left a message on March 14, 2022:
A little anecdote for Gale and the family. Dear Kevin, I 'knew' you before we actually met because you were FAMOUS in the world of music education! During one early morning band rehearsal, your dearest, Gale, slipped and fell in the Marion Street cafeteria. Unfortunately, for Gale, this would not be the only time she suffered a band rehearsal-related injury. I sat with her in the nurse's office as we waited for you to run over from Hewlett-Woodmere. You came into the nurses office----looked at Gale---looked at me----and just shook your head. Thank God, she was fine. But I will never forget the look on your face! Love, Karen and Ed
Danny and Linda Rendina left a message on March 14, 2022:
Artie (Grandpa!), Jean, family…We are so sorry for your loss. We love you both & are just a hop, skip, & a jump away (literally!!) if you need anything. You are in our hearts & prayers… Love, Danny & Linda Rendina
JOHN P GALLAGHER left a message on March 14, 2022:
From all your Golfing Buddies and the boys down at Mer's who don't know how to use a pc. We are thinking of you and your family and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come. John Gallagher and Family
Jean Caruso left a message on March 14, 2022:
Rest easy Godson. I'm sure Uncle Johnnie has those Pearly Gates well oiled and ready to open smoothly at your arrival. And so many of your family and friends waiting to welcome you to EverAfter. Love you "Kebideb" and will miss you. Peaches.
Marie Polifrone left a message on March 14, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to Mr. Bayen’s family on the loss of such a wonderful person. His dedication to the students leaves a legacy of lives changed through his transformation of the HW music department. I know our family and the lives of our children were enriched by Kevin’s work. His was a life well lived.
Gale bayen left a message on March 13, 2022:
My sweet , loving kevin. I miss u already and I miss “us” . Hard to imagine how life goes on without holding your hand and kissing you. You were an incredible husband and our love was magnificent. Thank you for the best journey of my life Yours forever, Gale
Grace Alessi left a message on March 13, 2022:
Mr.Bayen was a great man. He was my band teacher many years ago. He still remembered me as we reconnected though my children’s participation in the music program in the Hewlett-Woodmere school district. I, along with my children, were blessed by the wisdom of this man and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. His music is all around us. All we have to do is listen.
Robin Kaver left a message on March 13, 2022:
Mr. Bayen was more than a teacher - he opened so many HW students and their families learn the sheer joy of creating and appreciating music. Robin, Sammy, Andy and Amanda Kaver
Andy Kaver left a message on March 12, 2022:
I’ll always remember Mr Bayen in his sweet powder blue blazer at our marching band events. He was always so supportive of everyone, and will be missed.
Juan L. Ros left a message on March 12, 2022:
Kevin was more than a friend. While we worked together, shared times together, made music together, he was like a brother. We are the sum total of our life experiences and Kevin enhanced those experiences for me tenfold. His life outside of school was exemplary, whether it was his family or NYSSMA, Kevin gave 150 %. In school, teaching and sharing his abilities with others and especially me, it was more than special; it was unique. I will miss you but will forever remember your kindness, your spirit, your smile and most of all your true friendship. May God bless you and keep you.
Myrna & Roger Uhlich left a message on March 12, 2022:
Dear Bayen family, Kevin was a magical force for good. We grieve with you and especially with his beloved muse,Gale who inspired and cared for him each day. May his light and magic fill our hearts and inspire each of us to love more, to help more, to engage more with music which feeds the soul. Godspeed dear Jazz Man love always, Myrna & Roger Uhlich
Myrna & Roger Uhlich left a message on March 12, 2022:
Dear Bayen family, Kevin was a magical force for good. We grieve with you and especially with his beloved muse,Gale who inspired and cared for him each day. May his light and magic fill our hearts and inspire each of us to love more, to help more, to engage more with music which feeds the soul. Godspeed dear Jazz Man love always, Myrna & Roger Uhlich
Barry and Mary Marrone left a message on March 12, 2022:
Kevin was a wonderful friend and neighbor who we shared lots of great times and laughs with. We will miss him terribly but will always appreciate the many special times we had together. His love for Gale and his family and his fur babies are something we will always embrace. More than anything we will miss the sound of hearing him diving into his pool and of course my husband changing the channels on his outdoor TV and driving him crazy while he teased him about his beloved Giants and Yankees. Rest In Peace friend ❤️
condolence-image Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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