Keith R. Ives
October 3, 2017
|Keith R. Ives, 45, of Sterling Twp., died Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton following a brief illness with his wife, the former Shannon Kiwak, at his side.
Born May 14, 1972 in Scranton, Keith was the son of Harry R. and Ann Marie (Pehanick) Ives of Moscow. Keith was a graduate of North Pocono High School, after which he was employed at Consolidated Freight until 2002 and was then employed for many years by New Penn Motor Express of Dunmore. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his children, Christian and Anya; his sister, Kim Hart; nephew, Jake Hart; niece and godchild, Julia Hart, also of Sterling Twp.; his grandparents, Michael and Ann (Gillick) Pehanick, of Roaring Brook Twp.; his father-in-law, Frederick Kiwak and wife, Suzanne, of Harding; his mother-in-law, Linda Marchakitus and husband, Mark, of Plymouth; and stepmother-in-law, Theresa Kiwak, of Falls; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Marguerite (Moore) Ives.
Keith was a truck driver his entire adult life and could never picture himself doing anything else. He loved all things old and antique, especially trucks and tractors. Fall was his favorite time of year and to be out on the Susquehanna fishing with his children during this time was something he truly loved. He also loved his Victory motorcycle, taking long relaxing rides whenever he could. Keith was a good man with a big heart and if you were his friend, you were a lucky person. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and every memory with him will be cherished.
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