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Leroy (Roy) Keith

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Leroy (Roy) Keith Obituary
Leroy (Roy) Keith

Jericho - On Sept 12 Leroy (Roy) Keith of Jericho, a 7th generation descendent of Rev James Keith passed into a more peaceful world after a fall at home and short stay at the respite house in Colchester.

He was born in his family home in Underhill Flats VT on march 5, 1927, the son of Leighton + Grace (Ryan) Keith. He attended Underhill High School and graduated from the University from UVM in 1951. On Fec 31, 1960 he married Pat Pelkey Keith of St Albans who survives him. He also leaves sons Scott of Jericho and Brad of South Burlington as well as sister in law Barbara Keith of Bennington, Brads daughters Chandra and Cheri, and several nieces and nephew.

He started his insurance career with Liberty Mutual in Mass but his heart has always stayed in VT so in 1961 he returned to VT as a claims adjustor for All State. His next big step was to open Keith Agency on May 15, 1965 first running the business from his home, then a one room office at the five corners in essex Jct and finally buying the old post office in Jericho. He had renovated, ran and worked there until his retirement in 2010.

He was very active in the community serving as justice of the peace for 32 yeaars, officiating in many weddings, Jericho and Regional planning commissions, past member of the Kiwanis club, masonic temple and bank director of the Sterling Trust Bank.He was a faithful supporter of the UVM mens BB for years as well as the Boston Red Sox.He and pat enjoyed their camp on lake Champlain, adventures on cape cod and deer camp in Belvidere.He was the supporter of many local charities and Churches. He was a dedicated and Faithful husband. He had a strong moral soul and lived life to the best of his ability. He will be missed and is in external paradise.

Donations may be made to VNA hospice or to the Kurt Hatin Project

Visiting Hours will be Monday Sept 17 from 4-6 pm at the Gifford Funeral Home at 22 Depot St in Richmond with a small service to follow

Burial will happen at a later date.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 14, 2018
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