Kevin Fahrman of Maine known as Portland’s Valentine’s Day Bandit has died

Kevin Fahrman, a Falmouth man who for decades brought joy to the community by leaving large red hearts on storefronts and landmarks in Portland on Valentine’s Day, passed away on April 20th, 2023, at the age of 67. He was known as the Valentine’s Day Bandit and was recognized by many as the elusive phantom. 

Continue reading to know more about Kevin Fahrman’s life, career, and the impact he left on family, friends, and loved ones.

Who was Kevin Fahrman? Know more about him

Kevin Fahrman was born on July 20, 1955. He spent his life dedicated to the arts, photography, and the community. Fahrman had a passion for sailing, which was evident in his photography, and he captured the beauty of the races through his photography, donating his time and talent to the cause.

He was the owner of Foreside Photography, which he operated for over 30 years. Fahrman taught at Southern Maine Community College, where he mentored young photographers and helped them start their careers. He was married and had three adult children.

Starting in 1979, Kevin Fahrman took over the Valentine’s Day Bandit tradition from a colleague and continued it for many years. Every Valentine’s Day, he placed numerous large red hearts on various buildings and storefronts in Portland and Westbrook. He stored the hearts in his basement, and his neighbors in Falmouth started lining the street with them as a tribute to him.

How did Kevin Fahrman die? What was his cause of death?

Kevin Fahrman, who was 67 years old, passed away on April 20th, 2023. His family announced his sudden death, we respect the privacy of his family in this difficult time more on his cause of death will be disclosed later.

Further to his death his family revealed that he was the Valentine’s day bandit.

Funeral Arrangements: 

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth. The event will include speakers at 3:00 pm and reception from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Kevin Fahrman will always be remembered for his contributions to the community, his love of photography, and his passion for sailing.

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Tributes on social media for Kevin Fahrman

Katie Bavoso expressed her sadness over Kevin Fahrman’s passing in a Facebook post. She mentioned that she realized how special Kevin was to her life and to the lives of many other Portland residents.

She also acknowledged Kevin as the Valentine’s Day Bandit who spread joy by placing red hearts all over the city on Valentine’s Day. She expressed her gratitude to Kevin for touching many hearts with his kind gestures and said he would be missed.

Phil Cormier expressed his sadness over Kevin Fahrman’s passing in a Facebook post, stating that he was a good person who made a positive impact on many. He offered heartfelt condolences to Fahrman’s family and to everyone who knew him.

Kevin Fahrman was a beloved member of the Falmouth and Portland communities, known for his artistic talents, his passion for sailing, and his annual tradition of spreading love and joy on Valentine’s Day as the Valentine’s Day Bandit. His sudden passing at the age of 67 has left many heartbroken, but his memory and the impact he had on the community will live on. 

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Who is Kevin Fahrman?

Kevin Fahrman was a photographer, sailing enthusiast, and community member known as the Valentine’s Day Bandit in Portland, who placed large red hearts on buildings and shops every year on February 14th.

How did Kevin Fahrman die?

The cause of Kevin Fahrman’s death has not been disclosed by the family.