Kevin Christopher Byrne

Born: Mon., Apr. 29, 1946
Died: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

Reception Following Service

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Social Hall

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

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Kevin Christopher Byrne, age 71, a resident of Reynolds at Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA, died on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA.  Kevin was born on April 29, 1946, in Broxbourne Hertfordshire, England to the late Peter Joseph Byrne and Mary Bridget Devlin Byrne.  He received the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree from a local Hertfordshire college.  He married his wife of forty-one years, Barbara Ann Blattner on December 18, 1976.  His career began at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, England and continued in the medical field  until his last position with Siemens Medical twelve years ago, where he retired in 2006 as Zone Vice President of Service.  After he retired, he and his wife, Barbara, moved from Crystal Lake, IL to Reynolds in Greensboro, GA, where he enjoyed golfing and was a member of Reynolds Men’s Golf Association.  Over the years he also enjoyed  boating, hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, fishing, helping with Habitat, cards, traveling and spending the summer in Wisconsin with family.

In addition to his wife, Barbara Blattner of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a sister, Dympna Pyle of Ambleside, England; a brother, Anthony “Ant” Byrne (Janet) of Great Longstone, England; nieces and nephews: David Pyle of Oxford, England, Hugh Pyle of Salem, MA, Catherine Pyle of Guildford, England and Chris Pyle of Lancaster, England, Sean Byrne, (Chris McCosh) of Chiswick, London and Clare Boothe (Sean) of Reigate, Surry, England; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Zuckerman (Don) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and their daughter, Jennifer Zuckerman; other relatives and friends; and his beloved dog Sandy.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday February 21st  2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Father Roberto Herrera officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Sacred Heart Social Hall.  Internment will be held at a later date in St. Cloud, MN.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lake Oconee Humane Society, 1020 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Greene County Habitat for Humanity,  1373 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or  St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, 5401 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Alpha Rogers
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
Thinking of you. I bet Kevin and Brian are out there playing golf! His Alpha

Dave Davidson
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
So sorry for Kevin’s passing. Always had a smile and warm greeting for all.

Ruth Marcis
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Can hardly believe he is gone. So very quick! Will miss playing bridge with him.

Dave & Elaine Thillen
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
We are so very sorry about Kevin's passing, especially at this time. We enjoyed having him as part of our Sunday Golf group. We know we will be seeing you out there on Sundays. We have good memories of our time on the course with Kevin. Please let us know if we can be of any help during this sad sad time.

Margaret and Larry Stanford
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
We consider ourselves privileged to have been friends with you and Kevin these many years. We have so many happy memories playing Trivia and Sunday Sinners golf with him. We will miss Kevin, but are glad our paths crossed. Rest In Peace.

Amelia & Bartow Parkerson
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
Barbara, we were so heartbroken to learn of Kevin's passing. He was such a dear man, always so cordial and warm. He will be missed very much by many people.