Keith Alan Sauerwald

April 14, 1946 - November 25, 2020

Keith Alan Sauerwald, 74, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of York, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home in Cape Coral. He was born April 14, 1946 in York, PA to Robert and Virgie Sauerwald, now deceased.

Keith was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral. He was a 1964 graduate of York Central High School and Vale Technical Institute. Keith served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war. He was an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician and retired from the City of Cape Coral Fleet Department. Keith enjoyed spending time with his dogs Shadow and Minnie, cars, boating and going on cruises.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Joyce Eileen Sauerwald of Cape Coral; loving daughter, Jill Eileen Keppel and husband Philip of Burbank, CA; grandchildren, Brandon Lawton and Taylor and Owen Keppel, also of California; brother in law, Dick Richardson of York, PA; as well as a nephew, Eric Richardson.

Keith was preceded in death by two siblings, Neil Sauerwald and Roberta Richardson.

Memorial Services will be held at the family’s convenience at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Keith Alan Sauerwald are suggested to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 or Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia Street Ft Myers FL 33916 or the Memorial Fund of Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Joyce Dec 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Keith enjoyed his cars.

  2. Joyce Dec 1, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Keith & his dogs.

  3. Joyce Dec 1, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Boating memories

  4. Joyce Dec 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    50th Anniversary Cruise

  5. Joyce Dec 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Christmas Cruise

  6. Joyce Dec 1, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    D Pier w/Dream Chaser

  7. Bob & Betty Millen Dec 1, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Keith was a terrific guy. We will miss him and his dry sense of humor. Friday nights at Dixie will not be the same without him. He never spoke ill of anyone and was always fun to be with. Joyce and Keith were a terrific couple and we are are fortunate to have been friends with them. May God and Keith watch over us all. We send prayers to Joyce and her family.

  8. EDNA MACAULEY Dec 1, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    I AM SO SAD TO SEE THE DEATH OF KEITH. HE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON. HE WAS ALWAYS WITH JOYCE AT OUR CHURCH AND ALSO SO SUPPORTIVE OF HER WORK WITH THE FLOWERS AT CHURCH. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE HE AND JOYCE HAVE MADE. ALL PRAISES ARE GIVEN TO JESUS FOR TAKING KEITH HOME TO HIM AND NO MORE PAIN FOR KEITH. MY PRAYERS AND HEAVY HEART ARE WITH YOU NOW JOYCE. . HOLD ON TO YOUR MEMORIES
    AND THE FACT THAT YOU WILL SEE KEITH AGAIN IN HEAVEN.. LOVE EDNA MACAULEY

  9. Jean Baughman Buck Dec 1, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Joyce, so sad to hear of Keith’s passing, looks like the two of you had a wonderful life together, which will leave you with precious memories to sustain you in the future. May he Rest in Peace.

  10. Richard "Rick" Wagner Dec 1, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    My condolences to you, Joyce, and your family. I’ve known you and Keith from our Central class of ’64 and being raised in North York. Keith was always especially cordial to me and I had the utmost respect for him.

    Keith and you took a leap of faith when you relocated to Florida. Kudos for that decision. I’ve wanted to do that for years but for one reason or another just never pulled it off.

    Losing someone you love is never easy. Please take care of yourself Joyce.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Rick Wagner

  11. Sherry (Suereth) Stine Dec 1, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Joyce I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s death. You too always made such a cute couple – North York school mates

  12. Bob Miller Dec 1, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    On behalf of the Central York High School class of 1964, I offer our condolences to Joyce and the family on the loss of their loved one. We have many fond memories of Keith growing up, and he and Joyce have been a part of our group for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Hopefully, the peace that only God can give will go with you all through the days ahead.

  13. Filomena Garcia Dec 2, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Jocye, I pray that the love of family and friends and the beautiful memories you and Keith shared will give you and your family strength and peace for the days ahead. Joyce you and Keith were an inspiration as a couple to me and Eddie.

    Love Filomena and Eddie Garcia

  14. Faune Rothermel Dec 2, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Thoughts and prayers for all of your family. Keith was a wonderful guy. Have many special memories of you two when you were PA residents. Will miss him, knowing he is not with Joyce now. He is in heaven.

  15. Linda Dietz Vangiesen Dec 2, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Joyce and family,
    I was saddened to learn of the passing of Keith. Loved the pictures you shared. May he Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  16. Greg & Marise Dec 2, 2020 at 11:11 am

    We will always remember the good times with Keith and Joyce at Disney. Keith was a great guy and we will miss him terribly. Our condolences and love go out to Joyce and her family.

  17. Aaron & Joyce Phillips Dec 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Keith. Prayers to Joyce and his family. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Keith was a great Co- worker with the city…We had many nice talks and lots to share. So many nice memories….R.I.P. Keith. Aaron and Joyce Phillips

  18. Linda wineka Brown Dec 2, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss I know you guys have been together since day one. You have my deepest sympathy.

  19. Greg & Marise Dec 2, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Great memories of a nice day.

  20. Patty and Mark Sauerwald Dec 2, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Joyce – thanks for sharing the photos, Don’t believe I have ever seen a photo of you two without smiles. May you hold tight to your many memories and know how blessed you are to share them together. Keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Ron and Donna Hanson Dec 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Keith was an amazing man. Quiet, kind, intelligent, generous, and fun. He and Joyce have been wonderful friends for almost 25 years, and it is difficult to imagine life without him in it. We are grateful for the time we had and have many great memories to carry with us until we see him again. He will be missed, but it is comforting to know that he is now out of pain, safe and whole with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joyce, Jill and family. Please know that we are here for you.

  22. Mary and Tom Henry Dec 3, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    It was wonderful having you and Keith as neighbors in York for about 20 years. You both were a great couple who raised a lovely daughter, Jill. Even though we both moved away to Florida in different cities, so glad we kept in touch. It’s evident through your emails, Christmas cards and photos that you both enjoyed a wonderful life. How fortunate that Tom and I were able to spend an afternoon with you and Keith last year. May Keith rest in peace and many blessings to you.

  23. Ron and Donna Hanson Dec 3, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    A wonderful memory with great friends.

  24. Susan Filson Dec 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Joyce, You and Keith were always special friends and family. My love and prayers to you and your family, keep me in mind if you ever visit Pa I would love to see you. All my love.

  25. Sue McHenry Dec 7, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Joyce
    So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of the great times we had boating together out of Gun Powder Cove in Joppa. Cruising the Chesapeake Bay and running to Georgetown Marina every Labor Day. God Bless you And help you through this difficult time. You two had such a wonderful relationship. It was lovely to see. Love you.

  26. John and Tina Dec 7, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Joyce,
    John and I were sorry to hear about Keith’s death. He was a good man and a good friend and will be missed by many.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you, Jill and her family..You are blessed to have so many wonderful memories.

  27. Betty Millen Dec 12, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Joyce, that is a great picture of Keith. We will all miss him but not like you will. You were very courageous to bring him home for his final days, which was his wish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you venture into the next stage of your life. Keep the faith.

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