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Arthur C. Keith
  • Memorial donations may be made to Joyce Keith Scholarship Fund, c/o Principal's Office, Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, 02452.

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“Dear Loxi,So sorry for your loss. No matter how prepared you think you are, you're not. But remember, what we keep in memory is ours unchanged...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cyndy Resnick - Agawam, MA

“Dear Loxi & Lorna,We have been very fortunate to have shared a small part of your life story.Your fathers true spirit comes through in the beautiful...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Peter Lorrain - Burlington, VT

“loxi and lorna sorry for your loss your dad was one of the nice people in the world ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: kenneth cranson - cape coral, FL

“Dear Loxie,How wonderful it is that you had your dad so long. No one can take your memories away which will bring a smile to your face. I never had...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: barbara murphy - agawam, MA

“Loxi & Lorna, my deepest condolences. Artie was such a wonderful man and I'm so glad to have known him and heard so many of his stories of courting...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sarah Forney

“So long, Artie, Mr. I'm game for anything! Thanks for all the memories, the jokes even if I never got them, and the friendship over so many years. I...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Cranson - Waltham, MA

“Lorna my deepest condolences. I am sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bernadette Hackett - MA


Waltham – Mr. Arthur C. Keith, of Waltham, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home. He was 96.

Arthur was born in Stoneham on April 4, 1922, a son of the late Arthur C. and Hazel S. (Sweetland) Keith, and moved with his family to Waltham as an infant and remained a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham High School.

During World War II he served with the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre, first in Australia and later in the Philippines.

After the war Arthur went to school on the GI Bill and received a degree in accounting from Bentley College, then in Boston. He worked most of his life as a salesman at Newton Buick on Washington Street where many customers became lifelong friends. After retiring he worked part time at Wellesley Buick.

Arthur was an accomplished woodworker and handyman whose self-taught skills were in great demand at home and in the neighborhood. When he wasn't at the longtime family home in Waltham his second favorite place to be was at the family cottage in Wellfleet where many happy summer memories were created.

His wife of sixty years, Joyce M. (Turner) Keith died October 8, 2006.

Arthur leaves his children, Loxi J. Keith and Lorna J. Keith, both of Waltham and his brother-in-law, Sydney J. Turner of Feura Bush, New York.

Family and friends will honor and remember Arthur's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, May 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Friday morning when his funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Joyce Keith Scholarship Fund, c/o Principal's Office, Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, 02452.