Keith B. “Happy” Gehry

March 28, 1966 - October 18, 2022

03/28/1966 - 10/18/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday October 22, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday October 22, 2022
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Keith Gehry, Age 56, of Virginia Beach, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. He is the beloved son of the late George R. and Doris R. Gehry; loving father of Steven (Catherine) Gehry, Kandace Gehry, Keaton Gehry, and his cat Puck; loving grandfather of Kayla Gehry, Mckenna Gehry, Savannah Gehry, and Roman Crane; dear brother of George (Lori) Gehry, Robert (Janet) Gehry, Tammy (Danny) Schell, and Ronald (Robin) Gehry; also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by sister Janice Gehry, and ex-wife Mary Ann Carr.
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, joined the United States Navy in 1985 and served honorable for 20 years. Keith was a proud Yinzer and member of the Steeler Nation. At the age of 50 he showed everyone that it is never to late to achieve your goals. He received his A&P license from Aviation Institute of Maintenance. He planned and purchased a home which is one of the proudest material things he has ever owned. He also enjoyed playing golf and being around his family.
A visitation will be held at 10am until 12pm on Saturday, October 22 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel located at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A funeral service will follow at 12pm at the same location.
Contributions in Keith’s memory may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JRDF).

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Rick Winston
1 month ago

I worked with Keith in Portsmouth Naval shipyard. I will miss our arguments about who was better the Steelers or the Buffalo Bills we go back-and-forth for hours I will miss my friend, but I know it will be absent from the body is to be with the Lord so to the family, you’ve got a lot of people with you in the whole building of folks in building 236 Norfolk, Naval shipyard peace be with you

Laura Graber
1 month ago

I only recently was lucky enough to meet Keith. Being from the ‘Burg and a big Steeler fan myself, we had lots to talk about. In that short time, I knew his family meant the world to him! Heaven sure welcomed an amazing angel! Sure will miss the lil head nod. Prayers to family and friends near and far.

Lori
1 month ago

My Beach buddy. I will forever miss and remember you with silent tears. Love you💕

Denise
1 month ago

I, like several others who have posted, I worked with Keith for the past several years. He was such a kind, well tempered, easy going guy.
And I just have to say – told him a dozen times – he had amazing colored eyes!
Condolences to all of his loved ones.

Al Wooten
1 month ago

Most sincere condolences to family and friends. Prayers up!

Debi Miller
1 month ago

I smoked many cigarettes out on the smoke deck with Keith on the TR. very nice guy and gone too soon. Sending prayers of comfort in this hard time

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Keith B. Gehry, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Keith B. Gehry, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

doerr Sherry
1 month ago

We are sending of deepest sympathies to the family for your loss!

Chris Allsbrook
1 month ago

I’ve worked with Keith for a few years now. He’s always been very caring and considerate of others. He loved those Steelers to the core. He was just a well rounded great guy who will most certainly be missed. My sincere, heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Peace be with you all.

Reggie Stukes
1 month ago

I’m saddened to here of your loss. May God bless your entire family with peace and strength during your time of grief.