Jenkins, Keith Derek
Of North Andover passed away suddenly on September 30, 2012. Keith is survived by his mother Jane Kilgore Jenkins, his father Kenneth Jenkins, three brothers Kenneth Jr., Kevin and Kristofer Jenkins, his grandmother Charlotte Cushman Kilgore and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Keith was pre-deceased by his two grandfathers, Charles M. Kilgore and Frank A. Jenkins as well as his grandmother Laverne Avant Jenkins. Keith is a graduate of North Andover High School class 2007, North Shore Community College, Danvers, and was currently attending UMASS Lowell where he was continuing his studies to become a physical therapist. Keith had worked at the Loft Restaurant in North Andover for the past seven years. Keith loved his family and friends and spent every summer since birth in Ocean Park, Maine where he was happiest. Keith was known to skim board in the ocean for hours at a time. His love of music drew him to numerous concerts with friends and family, which led him to learn to play the guitar. Keith also loved playing basketball recreationally with friends and sometimes just "chillin." Keith's wonderful attitude, persona, smile and whit will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him, most specifically his family. Because of Keith's passionate support of KC's Dream Team, donations may be made in Keith's name and memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Friends and family may call on Thursday, October 4 from 4pm - 7pm at the Conte Funeral Home located at 17 3rd Street North Andover, MA 01845. There will be a private Funeral service on Friday, October 5 at 10am for Keith's family. Family and friends are invited to attend Keith's graveside service on Friday, October 5, at Lindenwood Cemetery on Montvale Ave. in Stoneham at 11:30am. For directions please visit

Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 3, 2012