As we go through this journey called life people like Keith are few and far between. He truly had the temperament and personality for his position. Fond memories: Tim
I did not get to work with Keith very often, but on the few occasions that I did, Keith was always so kind and generous with his time and knowledge. He was always smiling and eager to help. I remember one time he transferred some recordings I had on a small tape from an OLD camcorder onto a VHS tape for me (when VHS tapes were the in thing). It was so very sweet of him. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Hearing about Keith brought back a flood of memories - none more enlightening to me than the drill he put me through more than 21 years ago as a young sales with John Sexton & Co. which I still teach our new territory managers to this day. I worked side by side with Keith for many years through my career with Sexton and US Foods and he was as dedicated and thoughtful and smart the day he retired as the first time he taught me the value of those polka-dotted cans. Keith has been missed since he retired and my heart goes out to his family at this sad time - Bret Cromer
As Tracy's co-workers, we were saddened to hear the news of her father's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sorrow. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
We were shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Keith's death. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. May warm memories of happy times and the love you shared give you strength and peace in the days ahead. We are sending our heartfelt thoughts and condolences to you and your daughters and wish you all the best.
Bob and Carol Streepy
So very sorry to hear about your husband. Embrace your memories, family and friends to bring you peace and comfort.
I was a sales trainee back in the Spring of 1987, traveling from John Sexton in Orlando, to take part in the World Famous Sexton Sales Training Class at the Corner of Pratt and Lively in Elk Grove Village. That is where I met one Mr. Keith Meyer. As a trainer, Keith had that unique ability to truly "teach" and inspire. His love for John Sexton and its outstanding line of products was evident from day one of class. ALWAYS happy, bright and cheery in the nine years I worked at Rykoff-Sexton with him, he still remains an awesome inpiraton to me and and with no doubt to many, many other DSR's and co-workers who had the good fortune to cross the path of life with Keith.
You have left us far too soon Keith, but you will never be forgotten.
Keith trained me at John Sexton and Co. 25 years ago. He was a wonderful listener as well as a great facilitator. He also had an infectious smile and kind heart. I was lucky to have learned selling skills from one of the best teachers out there and to have known such a fine man. -Dwight Drake; Cincinnati, Ohio
Dear Sue...I was so sorry to hear about your husband. My heart goes out to you and your girls. I did not know your husband but from what has been written here, it is evident he was a kind, wonderful man who touched many lives. Hope you can you find some peace at this difficult time Sue. Julie Glesne
He was a great guy. At Christmas he would buy a lottery ticket for each of us in the office.
Sue, Kristin (Martin) and Tracey,
May all your wonderful memories soothe the sadness of your loss. God Bless. Love and prayers are with you.
What a gentle person, always positive; Keith bled Rykoff Green and Sexton Red! Keith's support was without a doubt a factor of what made us great. My wife Janet and I mourn for his family.
One of the really genuine "good guys", we will all miss Keith.
He helped me be come a salesman of the year.Our class gifted his first daughter wiyh a giant stuffed animal. .............Cecil Bazley
I worked in the cubicle next to Keith in Merchandising in Glendale Heights at the end of the 90's. He was always very pleasant to everyone. He will be missed.
Was a great guy, never a bad word to anybody it was a pleasure to have worked with him and called him friend.
My heartfelt condolences are offered to the family of this kind hearted and gentle man. Keith was a great trainer and mentor.
I am so sorry that Keith is no longer with us. In 1987 Keith trained me to a salesperson...and a better man. Every memory I have of Keith makes me smile.
Keith was good person great co worker, effective trainer and overall great guy. Keith you will be missed prayers with Sue and family
It was with great shock and sorrow that I heard of Keiths passing. Rosalyn and I send our sincerest condolences to you and your children. His gentleness and competence will always be remembered as they represented the very best in John Sexton & Co to the world. He will be missed.
Keith was one of the most considerate and kind fellow employees I ever met in my 42 years of employment at Sextons. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Bob Schwerer ( Pittsburgh Branch)
Keith and I started at John Sexton and Co in 1971 and he embodied the things that I loved about working for that company, A wonderful man, a fine friend and true gentleman. One of many great people who worked at Sexton. God bless you Keith Meyer.
Sending our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you all for your loss. We hope you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have made together as a family as memories never leave us. Both Bob and I respected Keith not only for his position at work, but for the kind and gentle-man he was. Keith taught us all and mentored many of us along the way, helping us become better at whatever we were doing. His thirst for learning and his desire to teach was so inspiring. We both learned so much. We also have appreciated his friendship for all these years, staying in touch, and talking about Sexton and Rykoff-Sexton ever chance we got. Thank you for all the history lessons Keith. We are grateful to have known you. Rest in eternal peace.
A gentle man and a gentleman always.
Worked with Keith several years at Sexton in Elk Grove and Glendale Heights,IL He was always kind, understanding, helpful and liked by all that knew him. He will be missed.
The best trainer in the industry .
Dear Susan, Tracy and Kristin,
I am so sorry to hear that Keith has left us so unexpectedly. He was a warm and welcoming person who always had a quick smile and kind words to those who needed them. He will be sorely missed. May his memory continue to bring smiles.
Keith was one of the finest gentlemen I ever met. He was extremely patient when working with those he was teaching. Extremely knowledgeable of Sexton and its myriad of products, and extremely loyal to the Sexton Company (and its successors). Our prayers are with Keith and with all the Meyer family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Joe Jansen (Indy Mfg and retired to Fort Myers)
I worked with Keith briefly some time ago, attending the Sexton sales school. I still carry a bit of him with me as I work, trying to share the passion that he passed on to me, to others. So sorry to hear of Keith's passing, but he remains with me in spirit.
So sorry to hear of Keith's passing. Had recently been in touch with him by e-mail. a super guy, and will always be remembered for his time with Sexton, and his meetings.
To the Meyer Family:
I worked with Keith for many years through the John Sexton days and Rykoff-Sexton Era. Always considered him a perfect gentleman, knowledgeable food guy and a fun person to be around with that dry humor. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time, we will all celebrate and enjoy the memories of a wonderful person.
To the Meyer Family. Working with Keith in Elk Grove and Glendale Heights, I'm proud to say that I knew him. Keith was great to work with and i learned a great deal from him. He was a a great mentor and a wonderful person. Respectfully, Tom McLaughlin
Such sad news to hear about your father's death. May you find strength and courage in the friends and family around you who love you deeply, and in your faith in our Lord and Savior.