Kelvin Anthony Keith
June 10, 1956 – November 4, 2018
Kelvin Anthony Keith was gifted by God June 10, 1956 to Erma and the late James Keith in Los Angeles, CA. One of three children, brother to James Keith and Kathy Goldsberry. Kelvin was a devout Christian and always turned to God in assistance to himself, family and friends. When he spoke, he let God speak through him to provide words of faith, hope and wisdom. A graduate of University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, setting the example for his wife and children who all graduated from the same university. He worked for the last 12 years with Ernst & Young, were he became great friends with many of his colleagues who in turn have become an extension to his family. Prior to that he was with Cox, Castle & Nicolas and Transit Casualties & Receivership with whom he was still friends with to this day. To celebrate his life until they are reunited, he leaves behind his wife of 41 years Althea Keith; his children Shalondra Keith-Kurtzman, Shannon Keith-Car & Kennon Keith; Son-in-laws Ivan Car and Steven Kurtzman; six grandchildren Jessica, James, Aaron Kurtzman & Steven (SJ) Kurtzman, Ivo Car & Leon Car. Kelvin had many pleasures in life, golfing, redecorating the house, watching Christmas movies and cooking, but his greatest pleasures in life was being surrounded by family, extended family and friends with some good music, great food and lots of conversation. He has fulfilled his calling in the flesh and has now been called home.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kelvin Anthony Keith
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November 12, 2018
Kelvin I am still in disbelief. You kept asking me to do two more years with you then you was going to try and leave also. But this now! You never brought me my candy. I think you ate it before you got to me. I remember all the conversations we had: from job to family. I appreciated all those talks because we both kept it among ourselves. May you rest in peace and I am so sorry. May God bless your family and bring them through this. To the wife and kids, my thoughts are with you. Will miss you Kelvin, Hattie
November 12, 2018
Rest in peace my Brother from another Mother. I have never met a finer man than you. I am selfish. You were taken far too soon. But you will live on in your amazing family. Every life you touched was enriched ten fold. I will miss you.
November 10, 2018
Kelvin, was someone who came into your life, and if you allowed him to, had the potential to make it better. I met him at Transit Casualty. I came to the company a young woman in her 20's with a family. He always told me, you can go as far as you allow God to take you. He emphasized education, and although I had a degree already, because of him, I have gone as far as to go to Law school and become a successful realtor and broker. He became more than a boss, but a brother and practiced what he preached. Hard work and determination along with education equal success.
He reminded me the importance of putting GOD first, family second. I'll miss him terribly. He was on my mind real strong on Sunday, so I checked on him through linked in only to find out he has gone on to be with his lord and savior. He rest with the angels, but in my mind he is gone too soon. But I can say he fought a good fight, he kept the faith and he was ready.
RIH dear brother and friend, YSD.
November 8, 2018
Kelvin was a friend, a mentor, an overall big influence on my life both academically and personally. We met while embarking on our business degree for people who worked full time. I felt like I won the lottery when I ended up with Kelvin in my study group. We worked alongside each other and supported one other for what felt like many years (though it was only about three). During those years, I spent many Saturdays sitting in the Keith home in South Pasadena working on papers, bantering back and forth, seeing his kids come in and out. (Yes, I remember you three as if it was yesterday). Kelvin and I were very different in our life views, me being a "bleeding heart liberal" as he called me. and me giving him a hard time for being so conservative. There were many friendly banters, but always as good friends would. He truly inspired me to do my best work academically, because he was willing to spend the effort to do his. He reinforced for me the value of education, despite already achieving professional success. Truly a family man, he also proved to me that it is possible for your teenage children to actually like their parents. Outside of social media, we haven't spoken in many years, but his impact on my life has never been any less. The most indelible memory I have of Kelvin is his friendship. May his family find peace in the wonderful memories of the amazing and loving person. Althea, my heart and my deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
Paul LaMotte Sr.
November 8, 2018
At the end of our days we can only hope that the people we leave behind remember us based on how we lived our life. Kelvin was a good man, good husband and a good father. RIP Kelvin Anthony Keith, job well done live well lived.
November 7, 2018
Kelvin was a great encouragement to me while working with him at EY. He spurred me on to think BIG yet was always willing to share the things he was working on as well. One of my favorite memories was receiving homemade cookies in the mail from him for our office team. Such a delicious gift to us that I wouldn't expect from a manager. You are dearly missed at EY.