Keith J. Catello passed away peacefully in his home on April 20, 2014, and went to be with the Lord. Born in Rome, N.Y., he moved to Florida 34 years ago and has spent the past 15 years in Mary Esther, Fla. Keith enjoyed spending his time at the beach, swimming, fishing, watching sunsets, as well as football, and NASCAR on his back porch with all of his friends.
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Keith is survived by his fiancé of 15 years, Janet Hayes of Mary Esther, Fla.; his Mama Mia (Beverly Britt) and her husband, Robert Britt, of New York; his sister, Sherry Smith and her husband, George, of New York; his brother, Ernie Catello of New York and his girlfriend, Patricia; his step-brother, Robby Britt of Tennessee; his step-sister, Karen Buckalew; his nephews, Jason Smith, Chad Smith, and Ernie Catello, III; his nieces, Melissa Smith and Rachel Catello, all from New York. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and friends.
He is predeceased by his father, Ernest Catello, Sr., and his sister, Kathy Catello Ross.
Keith will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for his great smile and love of life.
Sincere gratitude to the Good Samaritan Clinic and the medical staff at Baptist Hospital for their care and support they provided throughout his illness, which he showed great courage, strength, and dedication.
Keith, you will be missed dearly, my Love.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.McLaughlinMortuary.com.
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Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on May 11, 2014