“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmmm? Hmmm. And well you should not.” Yoda
Kevin Michael Korobko, resident of Cary, NC at 41 years of age, died on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 on Cape Cod, MA.
He was an adventurer, servant and child of God. Kevin was locally and nationally known as one of less than one hundred Metatropic Dwarfs across the globe, meaning he was a man of extremely small stature but rather large renown. Wheelchair bound for his entire adult life, Kevin refused to be limited by his disability, choosing a career in public service at the Social Security Administration and then retiring to a life of travel and the pleasant company of family and friends when his disability eroded his ability to work full-time. He hiked mountains, visited Alaska, crisscrossed the United States several times, frequented his extended family in Cape Cod (a place he loved), and enjoyed snowy evenings in his backyard hot tub. He regularly trounced his friends and family in every manner of board and video game, from Risk to Mario Kart and more.
Kevin had a rich sense of humor and a ready smile. He would poke fun at his condition by impersonating Yoda and driving about town with the license plate "DWARFSKI." For a little guy, he gave himself HUGE parties for his thirtieth and fortieth birthdays.
Despite his diminutive stature, Kevin exemplified the power of God. Kevin loved Jesus and believed earnestly that at his passing he would see his Heavenly Father and spend eternity in heaven with Him. Kevin loved serving at Cary Alliance Church, where he was a member for over 30 years and would preach, read Scripture, usher, and serve communion. He hopes to run to greet you in heaven one day.
Kevin was preceded in passage to heaven by his beloved mother, Kathi, and is survived by his father, Mickey, his sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Rob, and their children, Sierra, David and Asher as well as a large and loving extended family.
A memorial service will be held at Cary Alliance Church on 4108 Ten-Ten Rd. Apex, NC at 1pm on October 4, 2014. There will be a receiving line after the service to greet the family.
Memorial donations to support Kevin’s caregiver, Andrew Orton as a missionary to Guam can be sent to: Trans World Radio, PO Box 8700, Cary, NC 27512-8700. To give on-line visit www.twr.org/global_staff/orton
For a more complete picture of Kevin's life and personality, please go to: bit.ly/1DnctBA