January 7, 1965 ~ February 1, 2022

Born in: Bridgeport, CT
Resided in: Middle Island, NY

Keith was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut with his six siblings. As a child, he loved playing Little League and soccer, playing with neighborhood kids, and being outdoors. He was involved in Boy Scouts and Fire Explorers. He attended Fairfield public schools, and was a graduate of Andrew Warde High School Class of 1983. Upon graduation, Keith enlisted in the US Navy, where he was stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana for five years. He served on both the USS Forrestal and the USS Independence, and traveled as far as Singapore during his tours. Most recently, Keith worked at Biodex Medical Systems, having worked himself up to Test Department Supervisor over the past 28 years.

Keith is survived by his two children, both of whom he was incredibly proud: his son, Corey Richard of Ridge, and his daughter Jenna Marie and her wife Jacqueline, both of Dover, Delaware, as well as the love of his life, AnnMarie Lawson, who made him truly happy every day as they shared their lives together, as well as her three children Bryan, Megan, and Kyle, and grandchildren Noah, Peyton, and Ember. Keith was also survived by five sisters – Gail Rivera of Stratford, CT; Nancy White of Apopka, FL; Ruth Dushay (Paul) of Shelton, CT; Susan Klemish (Michael) of Monroe, CT; and Jonel Dushay (Michael) of Monroe, CT. He was also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles, and many great nieces and nephews. Keith valued many long-term relationships with friends from childhood, school years and work over the years.

Keith was predeceased by his parents, Harry F. and Ruth M. White, who lived in Fairfield, CT for many years and raised Keith and his six siblings there. He was also predeceased by his brother, Harry G. White, as well as two additional very special relatives with whom he cherished a special and close relationship growing up – his brother in law Luis A. Rivera and nephew Mark A. Rivera, both of whom were always close by in Keith’s heart.

Services

Visitation: February 3, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Second Visitation: February 3, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Service: February 4, 2022 10:00 am

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Interment: February 4, 2022 11:00 am

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
CALVERTON, NY


View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. Worked with Keith at king Kullen when I was 16 years old, I’m now 22. As a 16 year old miserable with her life, Keith always brought some laughs. My thoughts are with his family. May he rest easily.

  2. candleI worked with Keith in King Kullen for 11 years. He was such a nice man and I enjoyed working with him. My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Keith. 🙏🙏

  3. candleSo sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. You were one of my very first best friends during our childhood. We had so many fun times together. My thoughts and prayers to your family. ❤️

  4. AnneMarie, Jenna, Corey and family, Keith was the best brother anyone could have. Always willing to help, so kind, so generous and able to put up with his 5 Halo sisters! I remember fun times like meeting up in Port Jeff for the day – I look forward to continuing this with all of you! We together are a strong family. My heart is broken as I will miss my brother. I’m sure my Mark, Luis and other family members met him with open arms at the Gate of Heaven! Gone way to soon but never to be forgotten! He is a true Halo now! 😇 RIP Keith till we meet again…..Love, Gail

  5. candleRest in peace my friend, Mr. White. You will truly be missed at Biodex. Grateful to have known and worked with you so many years. My condolences to the family. Prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

  6. To Jenna and Jackie, Corey and Tori, Kathy and Rob, Anne Marie and family, Keith’s sisters and family…What an amazing man Keith was…He made us all better just knowing him…He always remembered birthdays and remembered great memories of our Mom and brother…I will miss our frequent texts in football and hockey seasons with all our predictions and back and forth banter…Rest in peace with the angels, and may GOD’s peace and healing be with all of us at this difficult time Uncle Carl UC

  7. There aren’t enough thank you’s to accommodate for the lives you’ve changed. You made the world a brighter place and we are all so lucky to have gotten to have that light shed upon us. Rest peaceful, as you deserve. I love you and miss you forever, “Lauer.”

  8. candleKeith ,enjoyed entertaining always very welcoming a large then light has burned out. You are forever miss Thank you Keith for all that you’ve done for my family. Witnessing the love for your family was amazing.

  9. I just want to say to everyone involved in this tragic loss, that I am truly and deeply sorry.
    Meg and AnnMarie I am so sorry that you had to be there and experience Keith’s passing the way that you did. Stay strong, I love you, the pain will always be there but I hope it gets a bit better for you and everyone else each and every day. Focus on the great times you had. He will always be with you. Carry him in your hearts.
    He was a compassionate man and I appreciate the kindness that he showed my son. I will never forget that.
    Rest in peace Keith. You will be missed by many. ❤

  10. candleI had the pleasure of working with Keith over the last 5 years at Biodex. Keith was such a nice guy who always spoke very highly of his family and was beyond proud of his children and their accomplishments. Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed by all.

  11. Keith and I attended Elementary, Middle and High School together. I have fond memories of our elementary days on the playground. He had a great way of making me smile. I am so sorry for your loss and sending you prayers and hugs. May Keith rest in peace.

  12. candlePrayers and strength for AnnMarie and her family. I hope she finds comfort knowing he will be forever in heart.

  13. My sympathy and condolences to Keith’s family and loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Keith from 1st grade through highschool. He was one of my earliest friends after moving to Connecticut. I’ll always remember he and the other guys driving our Kenner SSP cars up and down the blacktop at recess or after school. I haven’t seen much of him since graduating, but will always remember Keith as a fun and kind childhood friend. Rest In Peace.

  14. candleOur thoughts, prayers and heart goes out to Ann Marie and the families of Keith. So sorry for your loss. Hoping your happy memories will help through this time . They will remain always in your heart.

  15. Very sorry to hear such sad news. I only met Keith a few times but have heard such wonderful stories about him. He was a good man. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for all who loved him

  16. I will miss my best friend, the love of my life. He left too soon. Thank you to everyone for showing their love for a special man.

  17. So sad to hear of your passing.
    I enjoyed working with you for a few years at Biodex.
    God bless you Keith
    May you rest in peace
    My prayers go out to your family.
    John Gambarelli

  18. I have been missing Keith at work. He was very smart and had a wonderful personality. I am so sorry for his passing. If you believe in the after life then you must know he is watching over the people he loved. You will see him again.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook