|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1961|
|Death: ||Mar., 1981|
This gent and I stood next to each other for a year in the 28-voice chorale in high school, and he was so understated and unassuming, I never felt I knew him very well. Keith Schueck was a musically gifted young man who was active in choir, chorale, band and a jazz group in high school.
Since we were both tall, we stood together on the uppermost riser while performing and in rehearsal, and I would hear his lovely tenor voice in my ear, harmonizing with my alto. He had good pitch like my own, so he never got on my nerves. I particularly enjoyed hearing him during the Bruckner Te Deum. He had a sweet tenor, but could pull out the stops and sound stronger when needed. Keith was a very nice fellow who never said much, and was genuine and shy enough that he still truly blushed sometimes. I thought he was very cute in his way.
At some point I heard that Keith passed away not long after high school from testicular cancer. It was shocking. He was too young, too nice, and too clean living for that kind of bad luck. I think he was the first person I knew in high school who died after graduation.
The online archives of the local newspaper do not go back to 1981 so I hope to add his obituary when I can look it up at the library on microfiche. It was published in the Morning Call on March 20, 1981.
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Jun 25, 2009
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