Keith A. Phelps

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Keith Allen Phelps, age 59. Passed away peacefully at home on July 15, 2020 and will be greatly missed by all who loved, respected and knew him.

Keith was a Father, Husband and “Best Friend”, an Accomplished Musician – Drummer, resident of Cleveland Heights, Ohio for 21 years, and born in Marion, Ohio.

Keith is survived by his loving family, (Wife) Sandra Phelps, (Daughter) Sydni Phelps, (Son’s) Kenneth Cantwell, Edward Cantwell, Nicholas Phelps, (Father) Daniel Phelps, (Brothers, Sisters) Randall (Elaine)Phelps, Kevin (Beth) Phelps, Robin Phelps, Uncle/Aunt Kenneth (Charlotte) Suda, and many extending family and friends.

Keith is preceded in death by (his Mother) Lois Nonnie Suda-Phelps-McCafferty, (Son) Alexander Phelps, (Aunt) Francine Suda, and all Grand\Great Grandparents.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held in honor and remembrance from 11:00am to 12:30pm, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Yurch Funeral Home-Cleveland Cremation, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma, OH. 44134. Phone (440) 238-1200.

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  1. Deb and Jim Chickering says:

    To All of Keith’s Family, but most especially Sandy and Boys:
    Our hearts break for you! May you all find peace in the days ahead and May his memory be for a blessing.

    Jim and Debbie

  2. Ken and Charlotte Suda, and Family says:

    Sandy, Kenny, Eddy, and Nicky we are all so sorry for your loss. Keith was unique and gentle. He can be at peace now assured of better times. Robin, Randy & Elaine, Kevin & Beth, Gina & Sydni we were all in Keith‘s cheering squad hoping for better days.

    After COVID-19 clears we will be back in Ohio to touch base with most of you.

  3. kitty Bergman, Douglas Johnson says:

    Robin and family
    So sorry for your loss, my Keith rest in peace
    We wont be able to attend Friday but know that you will be with us in thoughts and prayers.
    With love Kitty and Doug

  4. Steve and Nancy Bates & Family says:

    Randy & I talked about fond memories of early years on Girard Ave in Marion
    with Grandma and Grandpa Phelps
    and Grandma Rice We have all scattered around the country but still hold dear those early times together
    Our thoughts prayers and Love are with you

  5. Cyrena (Knight) Donahue says:

    My sincere condolences to Keith’s sib’s and all of his family. Keith lit a candle in the soul of those who knew him. May that light shine brightly during this time of loss and forevermore! With love, and prayers for peace…

  6. Kim (Dunson) Mitchell says:

    Dearest Randy, Robin, Kevin, and the entire Phelps family,
    Keith was the kindest, most caring kid on the block. Always the first one to lend a hand if you needed him.
    I will always cherish the days at Kingsrowe Ct. Those were the best days of my childhood.
    All of you were my best friends! Thank you to Tracy Cohen who has kept us all together so many years later.

    At present, I’m on the front lines fighting the Covid out in Arizona.
    I can’t even come home right now for fear of infecting my loving family.
    Hope to see you all some day when this pandemic is finally over.

    Please reach out to me anytime.

    Much love and prayers.
    Your friend forever,
    Kim (Dunson) Mitchell

  7. Jeff aheets says:

    To Randy Kevin Beth + little sister what a nice family some of the nicest people you could ever thoughts are with all.RIP my brother

  8. Debbi (Lambert) Colby says:

    Robin, Kevin, Beth – I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for your families!

  9. Tricia Mullins Smith says:

    Rest In Peace Keith. We all had some good times in the old neighborhood of Kingsrow Court. The Mullins family sends their condolences to your family.

  10. Randall Phelps says:

    My brother, your family was already mourning our dear Mary passing when we heard the message of your passing. We mourned you together in shock and disbelief that we couldn’t see you one last time. I returned home heartbroken and unable to even attend your funeral without risking the lives of our families that are still alive. How sad I feel that anyone would refuse to understand how crushed I am to not be able to attend my own beloved brother’s funeral. This could have waited but I realize life is not all about me. Others will not be attending but all only for one reason. That is to not endanger the lives of our loved ones by unknowingly spreading the deadly virus. Let it be known that those who do attend I wish I could be there physically but plan to be there over Zoom in the same room with you. Most sincerely, Randall Jay Phelps

  11. Mindy (Cohen) Law says:

    We were sadden of the news of the passing of Keith. I knew Keith when he was 13 in the old neighborhood at Kingsrowe. He was always so much to be around. He will be surely missed.