Keith Jay Mongold, age 57, of East Liberty, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at his home. He was a retired associate of Honda of America in Marysville where he worked just shy of 35 years. A 1982 graduate of Miami Trace High School, he attended Laurel Oaks Trade School for welding. Keith also spent many years dedicated to working at Sam Jackson’s Auto Body.
Keith enjoyed taking his kids fishing and hunting. He spent a lot of time at local fishing holes. He enjoyed teaching his dogs tricks and making his kids laugh. He always gave his kids and wife the best life advice and always made sure that everyone was always taken care of. Keith will be most remembered by his dad jokes and his random messages to his kids and wife. His sense of humor and some of his antics earned him the nickname Tito.
He was born January 1, 1964 in Fayette County, Ohio, and was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Rita Cecilia Yeager; his mother, Catherine Marie Suttles Carr and her husband Clark Carr; his father, Leroy Mongold; his brother, Leroy Edward Mongold; his sister, Linda Sue; nephew, Brent Gleadell, his canine companions Gunner and Koby. As well as his grandpup Draven.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lori Janet Downey Mongold, whom he married August 4, 1984 in Zanesfield, Ohio; his children, Keith Jay (Lynn) Mongold, II of Dublin, Hilary (John) Paul of California, Lance “Clarence” (Corrinna) Mongold of West Mansfield, Britni (Andrew) Mongold of Columbus and Keira Mongold of East Liberty; his grandchildren, Jason, Drevyn, Jaclynn, Jaidynn, Evelyn, Justyn and Eleanor; his siblings, Shirley (Lester) Moore, Tom (Kim) Mongold, Debbie Curnutte, Randy (Pam) Mongold, Dolly (Robert) Arians-Mongold and Kathy (Michael) Saltz; Sister in Laws Debbie (Timothy) Tabor of Georgia and Cheryl Gleadell Westfall of Ohio; Loving foster parents Bob and Jeanie Minshall; Special Nieces, Brooke Carrigan, Bianca Livingston, Hayden and Shayne Cordle, Layla and Ava Tabor of Georgia. Lori Havens and Brandi Gleadell of Ohio; Nephews Branden Lewis of South Carolina, Josh Mongold, Jason Mongold, and Bret Gleadell of Ohio; his canine companion Ozzy and grandpups Legend, Corven, Hunter, Walter, Jack, and Bella. Many other special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including his special friend, Josh Carr, who was like another son to him.
Keith was an avid lover of the outdoors and loved more than anything to be with his family and his dogs. If he wasn’t fishing, hunting, working, or detailing a vehicle you could always find him picking on those he loved. Making people laugh was his way of saying I love you. He was proud of his kids for making great lives and he was most proud of the fight his wife is putting up against cancer.
According to Keith’s wishes, there will be no funeral services because he always said, “you should be at work!” The family held a private gathering. Underwood Funeral Home assisted the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.