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Keith Andrew Towell

April 9, 1958June 25, 2020

Keith Andrew Towell was born on April 9, 1958 and passed away on June 25, 2020 and is under the care of Parker Funeral Home.

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Keith Andrew Towell

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Elaine Watkins

July 11, 2020

Keith was a high school classmate. We were out of touch for several years, but our paths crossed again via social media and our mutual friend Jeri Hughes. When we visited our hometown over Thanksgiving 2017, Keith treated us to the most lavish meal. He could have fed dozens of people but it was just us three. Keith basically had two settings: Full Steam Ahead, and No Way, Jose. He felt things very passionately and had no patience for diplomacy. Perhaps he sensed that life was too short to hold back. Condolences to Keith's family!

Douglas Edwards

July 2, 2020

Keith Towell was one of my closest friends for about 10 years. My kids called him "Uncle Geek." They couldn't pronounce his first name, but he was into computer programming, so it fit.

Keith was a true rebel. He had his demons, but he also had a soft side. There is nothing he wouldn't do for a friend.

If you were Keith's friend, you were a friend for life. If you weren't a friend, he had no problem being right in your face and telling you why ... and then try to be your friend again. He didn't hold grudges.

If Keith was wrong about something, he would find a way to convince you he was right. If he was proven right, he never threw that back at you.

Keith was a driving force. If you can't drive well, get out of his way. If you can drive well, then get out of his way even faster!

Keith didn't know where he was going, but he preferred it that way. He was a ship without a sail, but he wanted to experience everything. He visited all 50 states.

I asked Keith for help painting my house. It was super hot that weekend. I gave out after about six hours, Keith was still up on the roof and wouldn't stop until it was finished. I admired that.

We would have lost Keith much earlier as he worked in the Trade Towers for Cantor Fitzgerald. He was laid off earlier that year, so he wasn't involved with 9/11, but if he hadn't, he likely would have been part of that tragedy.

Keith was a true American Patriot. He was a Marine and defined himself by that. He used to tell us of his daring missions as a typist in Hawaii. :) One morning he ran out of liquid paper and dodged falling pineapples in order to get more. He could always poke fun at himself. That didn't actually happen, but it was typical of Keith's sense of humor. We used to play cards, drink and laugh until we fell off our chairs.

So, my friend ... rest well and thanks for all the laughs and help.
I know that you are paving the way for the rest of us ... because you always had to be first! :)

Clay Hughes

July 1, 2020

Keith was a good man with a big heart helped out my wife jeri and me went above and beyond what most folks would have done thank you for service to our nation god speed my friend

Ron Ziegler

July 1, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. I remember Keith from our Division Avenue days. He will most definitely be missed.

Stay strong.


Ron Ziegler

George Immerso

July 1, 2020

So very sorry to hear of this. Talked to Keith on Facebook a few yrs ago but then he disappeared. He is at peace now. I didnt even know he was in AZ I've been here for 25 yrs now.

Carolyn Johnson

June 30, 2020

Keith was my classmate at Division Avenue HS in Levittown, NY. He was a former US Marine.
I will always remember him for his service to our country and what a nice guy he was in high school. RIP, Keith. Please find the peace and comfort in God’s Kingdom.

Mary (Mittler) tripp

June 30, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear that Keith is gone,
my condolences to his family
Keith and I went to high school together at Division Avenue high school, Levittown, NY class of 1976
I thank you Keith for serving our country as a US Marine
To his children, Be proud, not anyone can be a United States Marine

Kennedy Hughes

June 30, 2020

Keith was a good person to my grandmother. From the photos I saw, they spent most of their life hanging out as friends. I had only met keith a few times, but he cared for me and got me things when I needed them. He was always on the phone with my grandmother and talking to her when no one else came to the hospital. I thank that man for being in my grandmas life. And I hope he has a good pass to heaven.

Ilene Bonis

June 29, 2020

Keith and I were married for 23 years. From that marriage came two amazing children, Our divorce was rocky, but in the end we learned how to become friends. May Keith be in peace now

Love Ilene