Sean Richard Kiss

I was born September 1, 1973 and I died February 14, 2019.

I graduated from Charlotte High School in 1991. Later, I continued my education at Baker College, earning a Doctorate Degree in Business. Statistics was my favorite and usually I could figure out issues brought to me. I worked as a registrar at Sanford Brown University for a few years. I loved the beach and played beach volleyball whenever I could. I even won a few tournaments.  Also, I played mean drums taught to me by my dad.

Alcoholism shortened my life considerably, and toward the end of my life, I realized how many people I hurt because of it. I am very grateful to the many people, family and friends who helped me and didn’t judge me. They just loved me. They tried to help me out of my addiction. I married the love of my life, Katherine, and regret how my alcoholism ended my marriage.

I learned more about God the last few years of my life thanks to family and friends who not only cared for my earthly well being, but my eternal wellbeing as well. I knew that I would be in heaven when I died. I just didn’t know it would be this soon.

People told me I was a funny guy, but I knew that. I was hiding my demons through humor and silliness. My heart was always drawn to the less fortunate and loved being able to help them, even if it was only an encouraging word.

I hope in my death, at such a young age, I can urge those who are addicted to seek help.

I am survived by my son, Dominic Curtis, and my dad, Rick and Jan (my mom the last 25 years).

I am also survived by my brothers, Aaron and Adrian; and my sister, Tamal; stepbrothers, Bob and Jon Grinstead and all their families, including many nieces and nephews who I loved being silly with.

Upon my death, I am being welcomed into heaven by my mom, Anna; my step-sister, Jill Grinstead and three grandpas.

I will be there with you in spirit at my memorial service, which will be Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Visitation will be a half hour prior to the service at Charlotte Assembly of God, located at 1100 E. Clinton Trail in Charlotte. A light luncheon will immediately follow my service.

May God Bless you all.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care or Holy Cross Services.

My family is being served by Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte.