He came to us from North Babylon High School, where he was in the honor society as well as every sport in existence. At Princeton, his all-Ivy career in football and lacrosse was extended when his performance at safety earned him a spot on the league’s Silver Anniversary football team in 1981. A member of Tiger Inn, he majored in sociology.
After giving the NFL a shot, he moved on to Smith Barney, where he latched onto bond trading as his true calling, earned an MBA at NYU, and continued to Goldman Sachs for 16 years, moved to NationsBank, and then to specialty financial firms in the Charlotte area. He was known everywhere as Bond Dog.
None of this impeded his activities with his adored family. Wife Gina (whom he met at Goldman), and the kids gave him a perfect excuse for repeated trips to Disney World; he was a personal Main Street Electrical Parade, complete with daily margarita.
We’ll deeply miss Keith, who is survived by Gina; children Brian, Alison, Keith Jr., and Christina; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a fifth child, Scott. Every team needs a leader-by-example to succeed; we were lucky enough to have one of the very best.