VIENNA — Keith Tod Mackey, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 17, 2022 at Heritage Manor, surrounded by his family. He went to his Savior and was reunited with his wife, Elizabeth A. Mackey.
Keith was born June 19, 1931 in Youngstown, the son of Wick H. and Marie Grapentine Mackey.
Self was forgotten when he joined the navy to help defend our flag and keep our country free. He was assigned to the USS Ruchamkin as a boiler technician. His decorations and citations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal with Europe Clasp. He was honorably discharged from office on October 21, 1954.
He fell in love with Elizabeth A. Snitzer; they exchanged vows on May 25, 1957, and started a family together. From this union were born four children, Brian, Tod, LuAnn and Lori. He supported his young family with various jobs, primarily as a mechanic and manager of the Electric Equipment Company in Youngstown.
Keith was a very involved member of The United Methodist Church in Vienna. In his spare time, he enjoyed having lunch with his friends, playing the organ and spending time tinkering in his garage. He could fix anything and everything. Additionally, he was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed building and maintaining miniature micro cars. He enjoyed going to Sharon Speedway with his family, as well as spending time with them.
His survivors include his sons, Brian Mackey (Virginia) of Boardman and Tod W. Mackey (Dianne) of Vienna; his daughters, LuAnn Colbrunn (Roy) of Xenia and Lori B. French (Russel) of Brookfield; his grandchildren, Dana (Kelly) Patton, Lauren (Matt) Dineen, Scott Mackey, Jenna (Ross) Wetzel, Jasen (Kat) White, Terry White, Tod J. Mackey, Stephen A. (Leesha) Mackey, Jordan K Mackey, Zachary French and Perry (Audra) French; step-granddaughter, Kaleena (Tony) Albertini; great-grandchildren, Colin, Alannah, Cailyn, Josephine, Lilly, Mackey, Rose, Scarlet, Jarek, Caleb, Annaliese, Kayleigh and Daniella; his sister, Donna Allshouse of California; his sister-in-law, Anna Mae (Don) Barnett, also of California; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, who died July 21, 2009; grandson, Jacob French; brother, Ward Mackey; and in-laws, Bill Allshouse, John Snitzer, Carl (Rose) Snitzer and Edward (Martha) Snitzer.
A moment of gathering in honor of Mr. Mackey will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 20, 2022 at the Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473, where family and friends are invited to pay homage. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour before service.
As suggested by his family, memorial contributions may be made to The United Methodist Church in Vienna.
The coordination of this tribute for Mr. Mackey was led by Daniel Briceland, owner and director of Briceland Funeral Service LLC, 330-509-3135. Expressions of sympathy can be made for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.