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Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

6026 North Us Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL

OBITUARY

Keith Leo Hartley

September 21, 1946November 29, 2019
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Keith was born in Pontiac Michigan, the only child of Leo Thomas Hartley and Imogene Elizabeth (Nicholson). He attended St Hugo Elementary School and graduated from Brother Rice Catholic High School. Choosing to attend the University of Notre Dame, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and eventually became a Certified Public Accountant. On December 27th, 1967, he married the love of his life and best friend, Michele Terese (Allen). When duty called, he enlisted in the US Army and served for three years, stationed in various locations, including Wiesbaden, Germany. His only child, a son, was born in Huntsville, Alabama at Redstone Arsenal. After being discharged from the Army, he worked for Earnst & Earnst, J.L. Hudson Co., and the Vogue women’s clothing store in Michigan. In 1979, he moved to Fort Pierce, Florida with his wife and son, and started his own accounting business. Community service was an important aspect of his life and he committed to serving on the Boards of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Treasure Coast Opera Society, St. Lucie County Humane Society, and the Pregnancy Care Center of Fort Pierce. He was serving on the finance committee of St. Anastasia Catholic School at the time of his death. He is a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach. He is a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and a founding member of the council at St. John of the Cross. As an alumnus, he is a member of the Vero Beach Notre Dame Club. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Michele, his son Paul (Marisha), and his grandson David; sisters-in-laws: Joanne Allen, Patricia Medel, Margaret Sanford (Deforest), Judith Traxler (John); brother-in-law John Cullen; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Predeceased included his parents, brother-in-laws: Lynd Allen, Leonard Medel; sister-in-law Joanne Cullen.

A visitation for Keith will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Aycock Funeral Home.

A funeral service will occur Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 7550 26th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32966.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Pregnancy Care Center, 1986 31st Ave, Suite 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the Hartley family.

Services

6 December

Place of Rest

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

South Florida National Cemetery

6501 S SR 7
Lake Worth, FL 33449

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Keith Leo Hartley

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Marvin Kusik

December 6, 2019

Mikki and Paul, we are so sorry to hear about Kieth. We have so many great memories; Huntsville, ElPaso, Michigan, Atlanta. You have been such good friends but we just didn’t spend enough time together. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Marvin, Janice, Brian, your godson Michael, Aaron and Jason.

Cynthia Smith

December 5, 2019

Dear Mikki and Paul, Was taken aback when Joe texted of Keith's passing yesterday. Have been sad ever since. Will call Mikki,when things settle down for you. Until then I will keep you,Paul and family in my prayerd. Much love, Cindy xo

Lynd Allen

December 4, 2019

As a young boy Keith and Mikki had us out on their boat a couple of times. That time spent on the water with them and with my Papa (Allen) on his lake forged the beginnings of my love of being near water. The other thing that stands out in my memories is your smile and laughter. You will be missed Uncle Keith.


Love,

Lynd Roch

Duane/Janice Berreth

December 4, 2019

We will miss our friend. We shared many hours together serving on Volunteer Organizations.

May God be with you.

Duane & Janice

David Tubeck

December 4, 2019

My earliest recollection of Kieth was the early ‘90’s. While doing my taxes in the plaza his cats were always cruising across his desk. We maintained a relationship since then. He was always both friendly and professional

Ruth Leconte

December 4, 2019

There will never be another Keith Hartley.
He truly was a man of God who walked the walk.
He was my friend and my CPA for almost thirty years who along with his wife Michelle became like family.
He was a compassionate friend thru thick and thin who you could always count on to be there for you.
I will miss him forever.
God Bless Keith

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Wedding Photo, Keith and Michele

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