ForeverMissed
Keith Selvin

Keith Selvin, 31, passed away suddenly on January 3, 2021. Born on February 15, 1989 to a French mother and an American father, Keith was raised bilingually in Northern California. He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Marketing. After spending a couple of years in software sales, Keith transitioned to marketing and business development roles. He built an expertise in developing online retail partnerships for affiliate groups and credit card programs, working most recently at Collinson Group.

Keith loved live music, movies, cooking, golf and travel. When the pandemic hit, he and his girlfriend Katt moved to Denver, Colorado, where he enjoyed outdoor activities and could indulge his passion for skiing. Keith is survived by his parents, Neil and Chantal Selvin, his grandmothers in France and California, and his various aunts, uncles and cousins, along with the love of his life, Katt Adamo, and so many good friends.

We all loved his wonderful sense of humor and his warm and generous spirit. Keith was taken from us all far too soon.

Posted by sophie privat on February 21, 2021
Très cher Keith
Tu nous manqueras toujours infiniment. La distance géographique qui nous séparait ne m'empêchait pas de penser à toi et je suivais ta vie à distance. Tu étais intelligent, plein d'humour et je me souviens de ton séjour à Beauvoir où nous avions tant ri. La vie est ainsi faite, des joies intenses mais éphémères et des peines infinies ; "il ne faut pas le dire aux enfants" précisait Pagnol. On n'aura pas eu le temps de te le dire. Repose en paix, ton souvenir est immortel.
Ta tante Sophie
Posted by Gonsard Sophie on February 17, 2021
Chantal , Neil
C ‘est seulement dimanche dernier que nous avons appris pour Keith.
Nous sommes effondrés et pensons beaucoup à vous et à toute votre famille.
Des années se sont passées depuis les vacances d été à Longny où nos enfants se sont rencontrés.
Nous n avons pas revu Keith depuis tout ce temps mais nous l avons vu grandir au travers des photos et des récits de sa grand-mère maternelle.
Nous vous présentons nos sincères condoléances;soyez assurés de notre profonde amitié.
Nous vous embrassons .
Sophie Eric
Posted by Kevin Galanis on February 15, 2021
Hey man. I cant believe I am writing this right now. I saw you almost everyday for five years. You are one of the best friends I ever had. We first connected over being CA to VA transplants, but that blossomed into an epic friendship that has not and will not ever leave me. We went through a lot together and I hate that we lost touch after high school. You were always there when I needed a friend and we experienced so much together. I hate more than I can put into words that this is how I try and reconnect. I promise that you will live with me for the rest of my life. I miss you, I love you, rest in peace brother. Kevin Galanis
Posted by Chantal Selvin on February 15, 2021
Today, February 15th, is your birthday, mon cheri, notre Keith. We are missing you so much. Tonight, we will have dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. We will watch the sunset. You loved them so much. We will drink "your" Chateau Margaux 1989.

Today, it's "President's Day." You were our Prince.

Mom and Dad
Posted by Florence Trepizur on January 25, 2021
I will miss you so much my dear Keith. As your auntie, from the day you were born, I was so proud of you. You always displayed so much charm and “joie de vivre”. You were so well read; you were clever and witty. You were thorough and brilliant at everything you did. You enjoyed your work and were so passionate about it. I was so pleased when you started working for Collinson, of which you spoke so highly of, knowing that you will be coming to London to visit their office. This is what happened last February 2020; you came to London for a week's business trip. I will always cherish that whole Sunday we spent together in my Home and one evening at a restaurant in central London; Piccadilly Circus, to celebrate your upcoming birthday. We had a great time which was of course followed by a pint at a nearby pub, very English, you loved it!
You will always be in my thoughts and my heart. May you rest in Peace my dear Keith . Repose en Paix.
Posted by Paras Joshi on January 24, 2021
Keith, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. You were a total genuine guy with a ton of passion. It was great to enjoy time together on your visit to London. All the best my friend.
Posted by mark jackson on January 21, 2021
Keith, i was lucky enough to be in Boston when you came in for your interview at Collinson. I remember getting only 5 or so mins into the meeting and you'd already sold me, and Lars. Your passion, energy, skill and confidence came through loud and clear. As well as being a great fit for the job we knew you'd bring those qualities into the office with you and that you'd help to energise the team and liven up the place. It was one of those rare "no brainers" and boy did you prove us right, from the get go. You were on a mission and were well on the way to achieving it and so much more. It's such as shame you're not going to be here to complete it, but you can be proud of what you did. I really enjoyed your trip to London last year - especially the beers - I can't believe that was the last time I saw you in person. You leave a very big gap for our business and your team mates and it's going to be impossible to fill it in quite the same way. I can only imagine how big that gap is for your family and loved ones who must miss you all the more. Thank you so much for everything you did for Collinson.  Rest in peace.
Posted by Jeffrey Lichtman on January 20, 2021
For the better part of the last decade, I’ve considered Keith the clear front runner for “best friends” to have come into the picture in my adult/professional life. We met at Consumer United, where we were assigned to the same sales team. Immediately, we recognized kindred spirits between us. He was a renegade intellectual like myself, and we connected over our shared interests in music (my father bought him a beautiful guitar some years into our friendship), nature (me him and my pops took a few weekend ski trips over the years), philosophy and business strategy / sales acumen, and so much more. My entire family grew to love Keith as well, and have considered him an “honorary Lichtman” for nearly as long as I’ve known him. We had the joy of going to no less than 4 Patriots games together, both die hard Brady fans, including playoffs and trips to luxury booths courtesy of our respective employers. We spent couples weekends on the Cape together, countless lazy Sunday’s watching football and nature documentaries, and infinite nights of meandering late night conversations, many of which were some of the greatest dialogues I’ve ever enjoyed. We went to concert after concert, bar after bar, beach after beach, and would often fantasize about some day in the feature, once we had “made our big bucks”, that we would execute a scheme to obtain some reclusive adjoining island properties together - a place for us to recede from the madness of the world in and carve out our own slices of paradise for ourselves and the families we hoped to build. I was his preliminary pick for “Best Man” - he asked me no less than three times over the years, forgetting that we had already drunkenly made that pact despite him having no engagement, let alone wedding, in sight. Keith was an unparalleled sounding board, a trusted confidante, an often relied upon voice of reason in my own personal trials and tribulations over the years. Words can’t express how much I’m going to miss his presence, though I will certainly be carrying it with me in essence, imagining what he would do or say to me in times of needed counsel or compassion, for the rest of my life. World lost a great one, a rare breed of gentlemen, he was. Love you forever bro.
Posted by Mike Murphy on January 19, 2021
Keith - you bought an energy to our office that nobody could match. I can't tell you much I miss it already and wish we were in the office the past year to spend more time together. You'd always be the first one to know what stupid movie quote I'd randomly throw out in a meeting - ha! I regret we never had the opportunity to tee it up together - I'll be sure to give you cheers during my next round and know the few solid shots I hit will be a gift from you. Thankful for the time we had together and many great laughs. Rest in peace my friend.
-Mike
Posted by Laura Kelley on January 18, 2021
Keith, You were the best on-boarding buddy I could have hoped for. Whether we were drinking wine after work or having a blast at the Patriots game (thanks Tom!), I knew I was in for some fun. Miss you.
Posted by Steve Landuyt on January 18, 2021
Yo Keith -

From your funny & witty sense of humor, your hilarious memes (which you'd send during calls just to break the seriousness), to your incredible reliability as a colleague to dig deep, have a plan, deliver intelligent insight and to always being dependable.... I say Thank You! And we miss you already. Your spark was felt by many and I am very grateful that we connected for our brief time here. Rest in peace with a view to the mountains!  ✌  Steve L
Posted by Elizabeth Bevan on January 15, 2021
Keith,
It was so wonderful to know you for even a short time. I enjoyed sharing good food and drinks with you- and some ping pong. You were an amazing chef! I know you will be on the slopes with me when I ski.
Posted by Lars Holmquist on January 14, 2021
Keith, you always brought enthusiasm to the office, curiosity and a bold sense of adventure. This spirit made the challenges less daunting for all of us. Your adventures outside of the office were inspiring and I never tired of seeing your photos or hearing your stories. Now you've ventured into the unknown and I can imagine that you are leading hikes, taking trips and lifting the spirits of those around you. Send us a light breeze, warm sunshine and a sense of wonder when we do the same. We'll know you are watching and you'll know that you made our journey here better.
Posted by Alexis Rose on January 13, 2021
Keith,
I am so grateful that I was able to meet you last year and spend some time with you and Katt before you left for Colorado. I will remember the many mimosas we shared at my MONAT launch party only to be surprised by my mom showing up when we were all half in the bag haha! From the moment I met you it was like I had known you my whole life. You greeted me like an old friend and it was immediately apparent how in love you were with my girl Katt and she you. I cannot tell you how happy it made me to see Katt in such good hands. You truly are a gem of a human being, so full of positivity, love, respect and adventure. You were taken from us far too soon but I find some comfort in knowing how much love you and Katt shared and how many adventures you took in your short time together. I will forever think about you when listening to Goldfish, Filiabusta or any groovy beat with saxophone! Your light and energy will shine on through Katt and others that were lucky enough to know you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving my best friend the way you did, it was magical to witness. You are missed dearly and inspire me to live a life full of YES', yes to adventure, yes to new endeavors, yes to dancing, yes to love, yes to risks, and of course yes to wine and good food! Rest easy sweet soul.
Love,
Alexis
Posted by Thomas Burgess on January 13, 2021
Hey Brother,
You busted my balls once when I sent you a carefully crafted and professional email about some work malarkey. You said it sounded nothing like me and it freaked you out. I promise this one is from the heart with no punches pulled. 

Dude! The gap you left in this world is large and permanent. You breezed along with ease and grace while others followed with respect and amazement. The shock has not yet worn off and I don't expect it will anytime soon. It just doesn't seem real. I've reached out to text or call you multiple times only to pause and grapple with the reality. 

So, how do we move forward? I'll make you a deal, I promise to think of you with a smile and not let grief linger too long (give me some time on this one). In return you promise to kick ass and take names on your new journey! 
You had such a positive impact on my day to day approach to life. I’m looking forward to when we’re together again (give me some time on this one too).

- Tom
(Keith’s workmate)
Posted by Andres Henao on January 13, 2021
Keith, this still hasn't settle for me. You were great to work with and you called it as you saw it, and I definitely admire that about you. We had some really good conversations, and you were always a fun person to hang out and have a beer with. We truly miss you and it was a pleasure working with you. 

Rest easy my friend.
Posted by Katt Adamo on January 13, 2021
To Keith,

Words cannot describe the deep pain and emptiness in my heart. 

Your love truly changed my life. No matter what the circumstances, you always showed up with unconditional love, support, positivity, and empathy.

And WOW were you talented?  Is there anything you couldn’t do, and do unbelievably well?!  You were remarkable.  I used to always tell you how lucky I felt to be with you. I told you after our third or fourth date that it scared me when we first met because you “checked all my boxes.”  I never thought it was possible to meet someone who was everything I could ever dream of, but you truly were a dream, and now that’s where you will live with me forever.

I am so proud to have been with you.  I am so proud to say that I got to spend the best year of my life and the last year of yours with you.  You made everyday brighter. I swear you got up every day and no matter what you had to do, you considered how you could make my life easier, better, more fun.  I will forever miss spending every moment of every day with you.  While 2020 came with some restrictions and challenges, for us it was a year where we fully embraced each other, fully allowed ourselves to explore what it can be to give yourself mind, body and soul to someone else.  We used to joke that if people saw how in love we were, they’d be grossed out (and with my corn allergy I was literally allergic to how corny we could be), but I think the world needs more of what we had. And the truth is everyone who met you adored you, and could see and feel our love for one another. You really were perfect for me.

I know that you were happy, I know that the last year of your life was beautiful and full of love and adventure. There was so much joy, so much laughter, so much LIFE! I will forever carry your memory and your dreams, and I will go forward with you in my heart in everything I do.  Every achievement, every moment of joy, every adventure I take,  I will be doing it with you by my side. 

I will forever love you my sweet bear.

❤️your little monkey
Posted by Gregory Crimmins on January 12, 2021
Keith -

When I first heard this Boston guy was coming for beers with two New Yorkers, I thought to myself this sounds like the start of a good joke.. It was actually the start of a new friendship.. I know that it was just beginning when you passed, but the impact you had by making Denver feel more and more like home will never be forgotten. Love and Miss you everyday buddy.

Greg
Posted by Gabrielle Noce on January 12, 2021
Keith made an impression the first time I met him. He immediately made me feel welcomed and at home and that persona never wore off because that’s genuinely who he was as a person. Always kind, generous, fun, funny, thoughtful and loving to everyone around him. He showed my friend Katt a kind of love many will never experience and I am grateful for that. He will be so missed. I’m thankful to have called him a friend. The world needs more people like Keith <3 My eternal love extends to his loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and Katt.
Posted by Thomas Adamo on January 12, 2021
Keith,
You brought so much warmth and joy into my sister’s life. The life you guys built together was amazing and inspiring. I am so happy that I was able to meet you over video calls this year and was able to witness your intelligence, humor, and good mannered nature. You were really an unforgettable presence even hundreds of miles away. I hope you are at peace, and I hope that everyone else who knew you, may find peace as well.
Love Tom (Katt’s Brother)
Posted by Tom Haley on January 12, 2021
The day after I learned of Keith's passing, I spent a couple of hours scrolling through my Teams text conversations with him going back to last February. He shares a mixture of intellect, sharp wit, humor, encouragement, guidance, good judgment and some hilarious but spot-on gifs and movie clips. Hardly a work day went by where we didn’t talk or text. This guy was truly special. The days feel empty without him.

I was fortunate enough to work with Keith in person for 4 weeks before the pandemic sent us all to work from home. He was instantly likable, taught me the ropes of how our systems operate and introduced me to all the best lunch spots and happy hour bars in the neighborhood.

When he moved to Colorado, we made plans for "Special Collinson Sales Summit Meetings" that would take place on the ski lift chairs at Copper Mountain during this coming March. We both love skiing. I am sad that I never had the chance to ski with him, but I am lucky and a better man to have known him.
Posted by Sandy Spaulding on January 12, 2021
Keith , I only knew you for the past year as the most significant part of my daughters life. You were kind, loving, fun and I know that the love you both shared will be eternal. I enjoyed your company and was honored to be a part of that. Miss you . Love Sandy ( Katt’s mon)
Posted by Matt Lee on January 12, 2021
Keith, I'm sad we never got to spend more time together. Thanks for all you did for the So I Married An Axe Murderer community (and it is a community) and taking the time to spend a little time with us.

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Posted by sophie privat on February 21, 2021
Très cher Keith
Tu nous manqueras toujours infiniment. La distance géographique qui nous séparait ne m'empêchait pas de penser à toi et je suivais ta vie à distance. Tu étais intelligent, plein d'humour et je me souviens de ton séjour à Beauvoir où nous avions tant ri. La vie est ainsi faite, des joies intenses mais éphémères et des peines infinies ; "il ne faut pas le dire aux enfants" précisait Pagnol. On n'aura pas eu le temps de te le dire. Repose en paix, ton souvenir est immortel.
Ta tante Sophie
Posted by Gonsard Sophie on February 17, 2021
Chantal , Neil
C ‘est seulement dimanche dernier que nous avons appris pour Keith.
Nous sommes effondrés et pensons beaucoup à vous et à toute votre famille.
Des années se sont passées depuis les vacances d été à Longny où nos enfants se sont rencontrés.
Nous n avons pas revu Keith depuis tout ce temps mais nous l avons vu grandir au travers des photos et des récits de sa grand-mère maternelle.
Nous vous présentons nos sincères condoléances;soyez assurés de notre profonde amitié.
Nous vous embrassons .
Sophie Eric
Posted by Kevin Galanis on February 15, 2021
Hey man. I cant believe I am writing this right now. I saw you almost everyday for five years. You are one of the best friends I ever had. We first connected over being CA to VA transplants, but that blossomed into an epic friendship that has not and will not ever leave me. We went through a lot together and I hate that we lost touch after high school. You were always there when I needed a friend and we experienced so much together. I hate more than I can put into words that this is how I try and reconnect. I promise that you will live with me for the rest of my life. I miss you, I love you, rest in peace brother. Kevin Galanis
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Okemo w/The Boys

Shared by Anthony Verrocchio on January 13, 2021
One of my favorite memories with Keith was a weekend at Okemo with the boys. It was Keith, Aaron, myself and probably a few others from the office. I remember there were tiny snowflakes coming down the whole day and the conditions were amazing! This was my first time skiing with Keith so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was down for whatever. Keith glided down the trails with ease and left me in the dust, but it was nice to have a fellow skier on the hill with me for once, so I didn’t mind. After an amazing day on the hills, we were treated to something really special, a concert outdoors at the bottom of the hill with a full beer garden! Matisyahu performed all of his hits (he’s from the 00’s look him up) and while he played, the snow came down and the lasers and lights lit up the side of the mountain. We danced around in our snowsuits, drank beers and overall just had a real great time. After the show we went back to our room which got upgraded to a suite because the owner felt generous. Nobody was sleeping on the floor that night, we had our own rooms and were living like kings. We ordered a bunch of pizzas partied like a bunch of knuckleheads and felt it the next day, but it was all worth it. The thing that I liked most about Keith was he made sure you felt included and no matter what the day had in store, you were guaranteed to have a great time. Rest easy Keith and thanks for the memories.