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June 11, 2014

Keith A. Amolsch

MEADVILLE — The familiar voice of Keith A. Amolsch, AKA “Keith Alan Austin,” 59, of Meadville was silenced on Sunday, June 8, 2014, after a long career in radio. Keith found his niche in radio and loved his job.

Keith was born at the former Spencer Hospital in Meadville, on Oct. 31, 1954, a son of Phyllis (Goetz) and the late Elvin C. Amolsch.

On Oct. 5, 1985, Keith married Gail C. Fox; she survives.

Keith began his radio broadcasting career in Greenville in 1977, coming to Meadville in 1988. He gave his all, whether as branch manager, program director or radio personality, to Great Circle Broadcasting and Forever Broadcasting. He portrayed a great Santa on Saturday mornings during the Christmas Season. A 1972 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School, Keith went on to Sharon Broadcast School of Training. He served on the board of Big Brothers and Sisters and the American Cancer Society.

Keith was a fun loving, funny, often irreverent man, which came through daily in his morning show. Keith knowingly played the “straight man” for Gary Clark when they did “The Morning Show” on WMGW. People listened because they had no idea what Keith would say next and it left them wanting and waiting for more. Keith loved all things radio and was a huge fan of “Old Time Radio” comedy such as Jack Benny, Burns & Allen and The Bickersons, to name a few. He could quote them all!

He loved all things technology and would often say they evolved from Star Trek, such as the flip phones. Keith could diagnose and fix computers in his sleep! He also loved to read and was a fan of Dr. Who.

If Keith would have a chance to say farewell to all those who knew and loved him, it would be, “Live Long and Prosper” my friends!

In addition to his wife, Gail, of 28 years, Keith is survived by his mother, Phyllis Amolsch of Conneaut Lake; two sisters, Susan P. Amolsch-Howsare of Conneaut Lake and Sharon A. Evanovich of North Versailles; a brother, Mark W. Amolsch and his wife, Carol, of Meadville; five nieces, Crystal, Samantha, Lisa, Nicole and Hannah; a nephew, Colton; and his beloved cats, Frankie and Dean.

In addition to his father, Elvin C. Amolsch, Keith was preceded in death by a half brother, Billy Moore.

At Keith’s request, services will be private.

Keith will be laid to rest in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, or Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St., both in Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 210 W. Sixth St., Erie, Pa. 16507.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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