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February 23, 2011


Dan Schmidt

Wow - Darren - what a touching tribute.
Somehow stumbled upon your site through a Google search on Keith. While my interactions with him were unfortunately limited (a year of tennis at Brother Rice), I'll always remember his tremendous kindness, grace and class. He was a great man, and one that will live on in the memories and spirits of all that knew him.
-Dan Schmidt

Scott Prybys

Darren, you hit the nail on the head with this one.
I will never forget playing my first "invitational" for Brother Rice (tennis). Keith and I played doubles together that weekend, and although he was two years older and more experienced, he never acted like we were a lesser team... rather our chance to win was as good as any. More importantly, he gave me that same respect and support in the hallways at school.
I can only hope I treat people most-of-the-time the way that Keith treated people all-of-the-time.

Karen Montgomery

Darren....wow. Thanks for sharing all of that. You have been such a great friend to Keith all of these years. Keith had often told us how important you were to him. You guys have so many amazing memories together and it is evident how special your friendship was. Big hugs and kisses to you.
-Karen Montgomery


This was a hard few days. I appreciate all the hard work by the families who made everything happen. It was a difficult, yet beautiful process

Katy LaCroix

This is a really beautiful tribute, Darren. It shows how close you and Keith really were throughout the years. You were both really blessed to have found such a good friend in one another. I'm sorry that you have lost someone so close to you. I hope you're doing okay.


That's a great tribute, Darren... Very touching. Thanks for sharing that.

Like most of my friendships - I got to know Keith - and appreciate Keith - through sports. From the days on the basketball court at St. Regis, to the tennis team at Rice - Keith was the kind of guy you wanted on your team. Calm but competitive. Kind but driven. He was just an all-around good guy. And I mean that as the highest compliment.

I wish I would've stayed in better contact with him over the past 10 years or so...

But I will try to keep him in my mind and my heart - and will do my best to live each day with the courage, grace, and goodness that he lived his life.

All the best,

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