Keith Elden ROHDE IV (1996 - 2018)

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ROHDE, Keith Elden IV

22, of Lutz, passed away Sunday August 5, 2018 due to a boating accident right off of Davis Islands. Keith was born March 12, 1996 in Tampa, FL. Growing up, he attended Villa Madonna School and graduated from Steinbrenner High School playing many sports with his favorites being football and rugby. After high school Keith received a scholarship to play football at the University of Mount Union in Ohio, however, his love for Florida and his longing to be with his family never subsided. After two years he came home to finish his AA degree and was working towards his bachelor's at the University of South Florida. Keith had a fierce love for the outdoors, downtown Tampa where he worked at eBoats, and the waters of Florida where he fished and boated almost daily. Keith's reach in the community was wide and he had deep relationships with so many. His beautiful smile, his helpful nature and loving spirit will be tremendously missed by his family and friends.

Keith is survived by his mother and stepfather, Maria and Mitch Eckley; his loving sister, Savannah Rohde; father, Keith Rohde III; grandparents, Flor de Lourdes Diaz, Robert Guerette, Vicki and Keith Rohde Jr. and Rebecca Eckley. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Noel Richard Giallanza, Armando Valdes and Lawrence Edward Eckley as well as his aunt, Natalie Giallanza.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center officiated by Sister Mary Jackson of Villa Madonna. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations in his honor to be sent to the Coral Restoration Foundation, a cause Keith deeply cared about.

Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 10, 2018
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