Keith, Puppy & Dog
Keith D'Amato
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 28, 1952
  • Date of passing: Aug 22, 2012
Let the memory of Keith be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Keith D'Amato, 60, born on July 28, 1952 and passed away on August 22, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patty Gordon on 28th July 2017

"Happy Birthday Keith!!  I still think of you often.  Just ran across the newspaper article when you graduated from the academy."

This tribute was added by Patty Gordon on 22nd August 2016

"Wow, another year has come and gone and I still think of you regularly and miss speaking to you.  It's a day to be celebrated only because you're not in pain and are at peace!  Love ya!"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 28th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Keith. I love you so much & will be thinking of you on this special day today. I'm going to celebrate this day in your honor because each year you had one meant you brought love, happiness & wisdom into someone's life. I know where ever you are now you are doing the same! Until we meet again; I'll blow out your candles for you alone- I love you my Zenius ❤️"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 3rd June 2016

"you're still the first person I think of when I wake up in the morning and the last person I think of before I close my eyes at night. I still find myself laughing at some of our jokes, smiling at some of our memories and even becoming angry all over again when I recall some of our fights. I tried to move on and get over you but I've come to realize this is and will be impossible. Keith, you captured my heart- thru the good and the bad times- our love remained strong. You tried hard to save me from a lifetime of misery after your death by setting me free, but it didn't work my love. Unconditional love can not be controlled. Until we meet again.... I love you forever and always Zenius"

This tribute was added by Patty Gordon on 23rd August 2015

"Hello Keith, just stopping in to say hi!!  I think of you often and wish you were still here to chat with!!  I have to believe that you're in a better place in order to smile on a daily basis!  Until the next time! Love ya!!  Patty G"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 23rd August 2015

"I still think about you everyday. Its hard to believe 3 years have already come and gone. It still feels like it was only yesterday when we were together. Keith, I will always love you, you know this. Until we meet again..."

This tribute was added by Barbara Dlusky on 28th July 2015

"Keith, Happy Birthday in Heaven. All the Angels are rejoicing your name.
God Bless you. your friend."

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 6th October 2014

"Today, like everyday had a special meaning with special memories.... You are in my heart- where you will always be. I miss you and think about you all the time- I love you always Zenius"

This tribute was added by Barbara Dlusky on 10th September 2014

"Keith, you are one of God's biggest angels watching over your family and friends. We've only spoken a few times but they will be unforgettable. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by colleen hope on 5th August 2014

"Hello Everyone :-) my name is Colleen , I've been friends with Keith for
Over 25 years :-) He is and has always been a exceptional spirit & person :-).  He has always been the one person I've always looked up to, and deeply respected :-)      As I read all his tributes, I realized he's touched so many :-) and has had real love surrounding him, makes my heart smile :-)).  Take care Sweet Prince ~ I'm looking forward to running into you in the future !  I've always loved you , as you know !"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 28th July 2014

"Happy Birthday Keith!!! I know wherever you are you have to be smiling and celebrating knowing u are loved so much by so many!!! I know you have to be doing the "Parade" (lol) knowing soooo many are keeping your memory alive!! Gosh soooo many have sent bday wishes/thought to me on your behalf... You were/are a lucky man Keith!!! I'm saying happy birthday on behalf of ALL your friends, family and girlfriends who loved you and will ALWAYS love you!!!! We love you Zenius!!! I love you forever!!! Happy Birthday!!! :D   Smoochies from many and Kisses from me !!! :)    XOXO"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd June 2014

"Keith-  I can remember today 2 years ago as if it was yesterday- I can recall every detail & word of our conversation-  today was the day someone close to me lost her husband to cancer- he had been diagnosed during the same exact time as you- :( U were so caring & concerned for me & my reaction to it, you put away your own fears to again be my Rock & to comfort me- looking back now I feel so stupid & selfish & Im sorry! You continued to remain strong for me when it should have been me who needed to be strong for you- I can still hear the echo's of you telling me you know I'm not handling this very well- in my nightmares:( The closer it gets to August, the less I'm able to sleep! I thought I was able to start taking steps forward, every time I do-  a memory, a word, some sort of reminder freezes me in my steps & I feel as tho I can't breathe :( I miss you so much Keith! I love you with my everything forever!!!"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 14th February 2014

"Happy Valen-Tinys Day! I love you with all my heart just as much today as I did the day you were here... Unconditional love remember? It's really true. I honestly thought this much time would make it easier and would heal the pain... Perhaps sumday. I only know my love for you will be forever and always & I miss you every second of every day"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd September 2013

"Is there ever going to be the right time to actually say goodbye? I keep saying I'm not going to write anymore- I talk to you every day any how- sending something monthly isn't healthy-I'm going to try & stop,  my heart still hurts- I still miss you so much- I cant seem to figure out what will take the pain away;( so far nothing has worked;( I love you- I know that will never change Keith"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd August 2013

In one hand it feels as though you just left yesterday, on the other it feels like its been a lifetime since I felt your arms around me- You are  loved by so many- u will always be missed- forever. Just as you said before you took your last breath- you love us all- We all love u too"

This tribute was added by lisa baldwin on 22nd August 2013

"Keith, I can't believe it's already been a year since you have left us. Time has not let me forget what a wonderful man you were and no time goes by that I don't think of you. Something will happen in my day and remind me of you. You left such a lasting impression on my heart forever. I miss you being here so very much. I miss our silly conversations."

This tribute was added by Sean Lewis on 16th August 2013

"keith was one of the best psychologist that I knew when I was at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind I was there for a particular reason and not for my blindness my vision was actually to get to be at the school I had to speak two keys as part of my curriculum. Talking to keith what are some of the best times I had at the school I could talk to him about anything and he talk to me about anyt"

This tribute was added by Patty Gordon on 7th August 2013

"Just a little late my friend but Happy Birthday!!!   Luv you and wish you were still here to talk, text or just hangout!!"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd July 2013

"I love you with all my heart always Keith- I know everything will be ok- I know you are with us- I want us all to be ok- for the pain to subside, and just know your no longer in pain- and you are free and at peace- and you are with us- I know they know this:)"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd June 2013

"My love for you is just as strong today as it was the last day we were together... We spoke of unconditional love- I think you now see my heart and the complete and pure unconditional love I have for you- for always- I miss you so much and love you even more Keith"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd April 2013

"Keith- There are a million things I wanna say- u always knew what I was thinking, or feeling just by glancing my way- I always knew by ur glance I was safe.I know u made it a priority to protect me from what you knew would destroy me-I know- i love you for that even more.-U wanted me to focus on chas & living my life- I'm doing my best-all that matters is what my heart knows- I love you"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd March 2013

"Where ever your spirit is... I know in these last 7 months if there was anything to learn, any knowledge to be sought out, any new discoveries, you would have allready mastered them all by now and have amazed many! Your passion for learning and being the best would have followed you... A new Adventure Keith;) I love you and miss you Deeply... What keeps me going is knowing your happy & ok"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd February 2013

"Keith- it has been a difficult 6 months. I miss you so much. I am learning about so many things, things I knew, things I didn't, things I didn't want to know, didn't need to know, you wouldn't want me to know things you would be furious about me knowing, I'm learning to be strong, brave, "courageous" as you refered to me to your friends, I just want you to know I love you with all my heart"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 14th February 2013

"Happy Val-N-Tiny's Day Zenius
We all love and miss you so much with all our hearts. You have touched so many lives, put love in so many hearts, brought smiles to so many faces... Today should be rightfully celebrated in honor of you:) I love you with all my heart and soul forever and always Keith! Kisses XoXo"

This tribute was added by sherri Kuhnell on 6th February 2013

"I am just learning about Keith's death. Although our friendship was brief, he was always there for me. He was the encourager and continued to make sure that others were free from pain and worry.
I know you are smiling now and are happy to see how life changes people and situations.
Thank you Keith-you are missed!"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 1st January 2013

"A couple minutes away until midnight... It will be 2013... I love you Keith

Happy new year my love"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 22nd December 2012

"holidays are just not the same with you not here by my side, 4 months today and it feels like a lifetime. We had so many unfinished plans, our life together had unfinished dreams. Hand in hand.. It was you and I forever. I know I will be with you again one day, Im urs always, as promised. I will follow our dreams knowing ur still with me, protecting me as u did, I love you so much Keith.."

This tribute was added by Beverly Bartlett on 21st November 2012

"Hi Road Warrior,What's shakin?  It's been 3 mos since I last saw U.  That's the longest we've ever gone. I miss your voice. Thanks for the magazines. I guess you wanted to make sure I didn't forget you. No worries there. I've thought about you every day since April 23,1999.  I know your secrets & I love you.  I'm so thankful I could be there and take care of u the last month. Smoochies,Boo"

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 7th November 2012

"I love you very much Keith and miss you. Our last 6 years together were the most amazing years of my life. You are no doubt my soul mate. I know we were a match made in heave... No one can ever take what we had away, not ever. I know the memories, our time, our life, our love was ours, it was true and will last thru the end of time."

This tribute was added by Beverly Bartlett on 16th October 2012

"To the love of my life and our precious time together.  I will love you always, Beverly"

This tribute was added by Lynn Fortune on 23rd September 2012

"I may not have had the pleasure of meeting you but I do know that you were very loved and are deeply missed. My prayers go out to your friends and family. Please cherrish each memory that you had the chance to make. He sounded like a special man. Love you all, Lynn"

This tribute was added by Patty Gordon on 22nd September 2012

"Keith,  I remember after Rick bought me the .45 you were just crazed with WHY???  Patty, do you know how heavy they are????  Do you want this or that????  You were always trying to make me understand how heavy the "Kimber" was!!  I know!  You were right!  I had to get the S&W  M&P .40 Shield!!!  It was too heavy!!  Luv you and will always have you in my thoughts!!  Luv, Patty  SUMDAYBABI!!"

This tribute was added by zeno bell on 21st September 2012

"candle lit by zeno on 21st aug.keith it has been a pleasur knowen you these past [ 12 ] years. and walking dogs too gather.   miss you zeno"

This tribute was added by zeno bell on 21st September 2012

"candle lit by zeno on 21st august 2012"

This tribute was added by Patty Gordon on 15th September 2012

"Keith, where do I begin??  You put a smile on my face every time we would txt or email and I will miss you dearly!  I will also miss seeing u at the gun shows!  God bless you and ur family!!!   Sumdaybabi!!!  Some day!!  Such a kind person and you will be missed!!"

This tribute was added by Tomas Kovacs on 11th September 2012

"Keith,I will miss you, and never forget you my friend.God bless you Keith. Tomas"

This tribute was added by Migdalia Santos on 10th September 2012

"Dr.D was a friend to many, he was always willing to listen to anyone that would stop him in the halls with crazy questions or concerns. His soft spoken words were always comforting . I will miss having lunch with him and he will be missed walking the halls and helping many at Kindred Hospital."

This tribute was added by sally ferris on 6th September 2012

"I am very sad to learn of Keith's passing through the newspaper. Keith helped me save my father's life one December day in 2006.  He had such great compassion and I wish I had gotten to know him better. We will make that lunch date in Heaven one fine day."

This tribute was added by David Vukich on 6th September 2012

"I didn't get to know Keith well until he discovered his illness. But this is how you learn the most about a person, when they face something terrible and frightening. I learned that he was incredibly courageous, strong, and caring under the worst circumstances. He did not seek pity. He faced this head on, a model of bravery and humanity for all of us. God bless you Keith.  Dave"

This tribute was added by Penny Cooper on 6th September 2012

"Keith, I am saddened and shocked to hear of your passing.  I hope you had a full and happy life.  Though you were my brother-in-law many, many years ago, I wished I had known you better.  Rest in peace, Penny"

This tribute was added by Sylvia Torres-Thomas on 6th September 2012

"Although I only got to know Dr. D’Amato very briefly, getting to know him has greatly enriched my life. He was a very private person, but openly shared his passion for life by accomplishing so much in such a short time. He had a desire to get strong and healthy and talked about maybe someday owning a dollar store in NC. I will miss our conversations and am deeply saddened by his passing."

This tribute was added by Charolette Hall on 4th September 2012

"Keith, even though our friendship was short lived in this life, I enjoyed the times we had dinner , especially the ones our friend Ted made or the walks with our friend Anne or just the thoughts we texted back & forth.  It was a pleasure knowing you & may your heart & soul now be at peace, love you, Charolette"

This tribute was added by GAIL BURR on 4th September 2012

"Keith -  what great memories I have working with you at FSDB.  You will always be remembered by the students and staff that worked with you and I send hugs and smiles to you now. Warm and best regards to a very special friend.  gb"

This tribute was added by lisa baldwin on 3rd September 2012

"Keith, you will always and forever have a special place in my heart. I'm deeply saddened by learning you are no longer with us. Your humor was your gift. You brought sunshine into my world. You will be truly missed. Love you forever my good friend."

This tribute was added by crystal ray on 3rd September 2012

"I love you forever. You are my soul mate, lover and best friend. Im lost without you, I know you were trying to prepare me, protect me, This is who you are. You are the most amazing person I've ever met, I'm so very lucky you were part of my life and I know without a doubt you will always be there until the day I'm with you forever. Give Dog & Puppy kisses for me. I love u Zenius forever"

This tribute was added by Anne Schiller on 3rd September 2012

"Keith, I will always cherish the time we spent walking our neighborhood & talking along with your special dog Moose. There were times we just walked, no words needing to be exchanged, we had that special bond. We were meant to be brought into each others lives at the time we were and I am thankful every day. I love you & miss you Keith. Until we meet again..."

This tribute was added by Nancy Capo on 3rd September 2012

"I was fortunate to have met Keith thru Dr Beth Pearce.  He was caring,
thoughtful and so witty.  I feel blessed to have known him.  He will be in
my heart always.  Love, laughter and tears to Dr. "D""

This tribute was added by Nancy Martin on 2nd September 2012

"Keith was one of the most caring psychologists I have had the privilege of working with.  The students he cared for at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind trusted and loved him. His sense of humor shown through when he looked at you with those kind brown eyes, especially when he was trying to be serious.  I will miss you my friend, see you on the other side."

This tribute was added by Glenna Spencer on 2nd September 2012

"you  will always be in my heart i will always miss and love you"

This tribute was added by Glenna Spencer on 2nd September 2012

"i met keith at the florida school for the deaf and blind we were in sign class together he was my partner when they said ham he oinked when they said eggs he plucked like a chicken i laughed so hard i cried he  even had the teacher laughing we had such a blast with him i will always remember that he was an awesome person he will be so missed i hated it when he  left the school"

This tribute was added by Terri Wiseman on 2nd September 2012

"Keith, you will be sorely missed by all who knew you.  Your wit and caring comes along so little in this life.  May you find an everlasting peace and love.  I will miss you, my friend."

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