Keith R York 52, formerly of Port Charlotte, passed away peacefully on January 27th in Robbinsville, NC.
He was born June 27, 1968 in Buffalo, NY to his parents Ronald and Jean York, and moved to Port Charlotte in 1969. Keith graduated from Port Charlotte High School, then went straight on to serve 4 years in the US Marine Corps. Afterwards, Keith returned to Port Charlotte where he worked for the City of Punta Gorda for 18 years before moving to Robbinsville in 2008.
Keith enjoyed working alongside his friends and coworkers at the Snowbird Mountain Lodge. He preferred to be outdoors taking walks and hikes, and camping. He was very interested in studying wilderness survival skills, and would use some of the techniques on his hikes and camping trips. He spent many of his holidays in Robbinsville with his step brother John, and John's wife, Cathy. Keith was a man of faith and spent a lot of time reading his bible and studying scriptures.
His humorous and charismatic personality will always be remembered by everyone. He will be greatly missed by his Daughter Amanda Martin, Sister Becky Sikorski, Step Brothers Gene and John Cherrington, and Step Sister Bonnie Butterworth.
At this time, memorial services are still being planned. Keith has family and friends in Florida, where his memorial service will most likely take place.
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