Keith D. Olmstead

1962 - 2016

COOPERSTOWN - Keith Douglas Olmstead, 54, of Cooperstown, died unexpectedly early Friday afternoon, August 26, 2016, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.

He was born May 16, 1962, the son of Douglas John Olmstead and Rose Marie née Dziergowski. 

Raised in Middlefield, he graduated from Cherry Valley High School with the Class of 1980. On September 10, 1981, he entered into active service in the United States Army and served as a medical specialist. He went on to become a practical nurse and ward master for 11 years, and received his honorable discharge from the Military March 17, 1995, while stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Through the years, Keith was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at several places, including The Meadows and Otsego Manor, as well as Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

Since January 2013 Keith has been a member of the Disabled American Veterans. 

Keith is survived by his wife Grace and sons Joshua and Nathaniel; a son Kristopher and a daughter Kelly and their mother Tina; a daughter Corey and her mother Maggie; and sons Eli and Samuel and their mother Tara. He is further survived by two sisters Karen and Kathleen; several nieces, nephews and cousins and their families; and two special uncles, Michael and Stephen.

He was predeceased by his mother Rose Marie who died July 24, 1972; his step mother Esther who died September 26, 2010; and his father Douglas who died February 14, 2014.  

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, with the Rev. Douglas Burleigh officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard and the Cooperstown Veterans Club. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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