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Keith Hagstette

October 18, 1940 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Keith Bernard Hagstette of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 5th, 2021 at the age of 81.  A devoted family man, Keith is survived by Ann, his wife of 60 years; his two children, Todd (wife Elise) and Eric (wife Kim); his three grandchildren, Macy, Levi, and Davis; and his sister, Karen Holliman.

Over the span of a 40-year career with Delta Airlines, Keith was involved in many aspects of flight operations, culminating in being a Duty Director of the Operations Control Center. He also held other positions within the company which resulted in many fascinating stories and memories.

Yet, it was his involvement with his family and friends, not his job, by which he primarily defined himself.  A loving and selfless husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, Keith dedicated himself to the generous giving of his time, resources, and affections to helping those around him and increasing the net happiness of the world.  In particular, his grandchildren always benefited from his kind and caring nature (as well as his flexible commitment to their parents’ rules about snacks, bedtimes, and mischief).

Keith was well known for his devilish sense of humor and his propensity for practical jokes.  Eyeglasses left unattended would soon be smeared with butter, a pocketed grape stem would end up under the covers at the foot of someone’s bed, and woe-is-be to the unlucky telemarketer who called when Keith had some time on his hands. Despite his prankster ways, Keith was unerring in his kindness and generosity, never stingy with his high-quality compliments to friends and strangers alike. We hope you were the lucky recipient of one.

Keith will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  His combination of wisdom, charm, consideration, and joy were rare and unlikely to be seen again any time soon.  Keith, Dad, Odie – we love you so.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Keith’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: www.stjude.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com or at www.legacy.com.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886.9899

 

 

 


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