Keith Lee Vanetta, 47, passed peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends who became family.Keith was born March 9th 1973 to Patricia and Delbert ‘Butch” Vanetta in Cumberland, Maryland.
He was a Class of 1991 graduate of Green Run High School in Virginia Beach. Keith was many things to many people. He was: a break dancer, surfer, a skilled chess player, a pool shark, a poet, a musician, an actor, a band manager, a music connoisseur, an avid record collector, drinking buddy, confidant, and counsellor, as well as a loving son, a brother, an uncle, and a dear friend to many. He loved his family and his friends. He had a kind, caring and gentle heart. Keith was a funny, quick witted, straight forward lover of life that wasn’t afraid to tell you what was on his mind and how he felt. He was always willing to help out his friends in their times of need. He was a fun loving free spirit who went headlong into the adventure of life. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
In addition to being predeceased by his grandparents, Keith was predeceased by his brother Jeff Boppe. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Patricia, his father Delbert, his sisters, Sheila Zangl and Chrissy Behrens, his nephew Brandon Hyman, his nieces Ashley Sanderson, Elizabeth Hyman, Rene Zangl, Chaeli Brehrens, Hannah Behrens, his great-nephew Deion Sanderson, and a host of cousins and loving friends
Keith’s family will be accepting guests starting at 3:00PM for a visitation at Altmeyer Funeral Home- Southside Chapel on Thursday, July 16. A Celebration of Life will also be held at the location on July 16, at 6:00PM followed with a reception at 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks for your help in the fight against cancer by making a contribution to The American Cancer Society for this cause. Since 1991 the American Cancer Society has saved 2.9 million lives with the help of these contributions and cannot continue research without the generosity of their donors, to join the fight CLICK HERE in honor of Keith’s memory. Please take a moment to express your condolences below or visit the Facebok Group page in honor of Keith’s life; Life with Keith.