Calling Hours:
Friday, August 12, 2022, 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00am-1:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Inurnment will be in Rocky Glen Cemetery

Kevin K. “Turtle” Gelvin, age 67, of St. Hwy 285, Conneaut Lake, passed away Wednesday morning, August 10, 2022 in Meadville Medical Center.

He was born in Geneva, PA on February 6, 1955 a son of Shirley Bates and Ralph and Nancy (Peterson) Gelvin. He was a 1973 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was previously employed as a welder at Greenville Steel Car for 25 years. Turtle was a wrestling, baseball, and football coach at Conneaut Lake School District for 25 years.  Turtle touched many lives throughout the years.

He is survived by his his long-time companion, Jennifer Campbell of Conneaut Lake; five sons, Joshua Gelvin and his wife Lorissa of Greenville, Rodney Gelvin and his wife Melissa of Jamestown, Frank Campbell of Pittsburgh, Jason Campbell of Conneaut Lake, and Jarrod Campbell and his wife Danielle of Conneaut Lake; a daughter, Jennie Wolfe and her husband Ira of Cochranton; a sister, Kay Higby and her husband Robert Jr. of Meadville; ten grandchildren, Aarron, Kyle, NiKayla, Tatum, Mattesyn, Barrett, James, Ella, Rachel, and Ryan Wayne; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Rodney Keith Gelvin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Conneaut Lake Wrestling Club, P.O.Box 24, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316.



  1. Lori Hoogstad Lori Hoogstad
    August 11, 2022    

    Turtle was a great guy. He always had a smile on his face. You could never be in a bad mood around him that’s for sure. You will be missed my friend.

  2. Luke Laird Luke Laird
    August 11, 2022    

    So sorry for your loss. I remember him coaching us in jr. wrestling. He was always so kind. You will be in my prayers Josh.

  3. Pat Osborne Pat Osborne
    August 11, 2022    

    Jennifer an family, my heart goes out to all of you. Just remember you have memories that no one can take from you. My thoughts an prayers are with you.

  4. Jason schell Jason schell
    August 11, 2022    

    So sorry to see this turtle will forever be I my heart so sorry for your loss

  5. Vance and Theresa Dempsey Vance and Theresa Dempsey
    August 11, 2022    

    SO sorry to hear of Turtle’s passing. He had a great sense of humor and touched many lives through his journey in his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who loved him.

  6. Jerod sperry Jerod sperry
    August 12, 2022    

    He was a good man and a great coach. Sorry for your loss Gelvin and Campbell families, we’re keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dave and Debbie Alexander Dave and Debbie Alexander
    August 12, 2022    

    Turtle will definitely be missed. Always looked forward to seeing him at the fair. He was a good man with a sense of humor. Jennifer and family we are very sorry and will be praying for you!

  8. Tom White Tom White
    August 14, 2022    

    I will always remember your dad from the wrestling and baseball days when we were kids, Josh. His friendly personality and great sense of humor made him so unique. So very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

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