A Community Bids Farewell
It’s with very heavy hearts we share the news of our fellow Co-op member-owner, Board president, brother, and friend Keith Almon’s sudden passing. Keith was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian in Park Slope on New Year’s Eve and passed away of pneumonia on January 12.
Many of us will remember Keith fondly for his ingenuity, passion, and inspiring dedication to all things Greene Hill. It goes without saying that Keith will be missed; he worked tirelessly to see our Co-op through growing pains but you could always get a laugh from him and exchange sarcastic remarks or recipe advice. It will be very hard (maybe impossible) to forget his big infectious smile.
Keith was born on July 10, 1957, and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended Harvard University, where he majored in economics and was very politically active. Professionally, Keith was a self-employed graphic designer.
Keith and his partner Bruce lived in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene beginning in 2002. Already part of the Park Slope Food Co-op, they became members of Greene Hill as soon as it opened. Keith was passionate about food and cooking and volunteered to cook for homeless men at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, which he and Bruce attended.
The Co-op Board has established a fund to help return his body to New Mexico for burial as requested by his mother; please make a donation at the store or access the Keith Almon Fund through PayPal.
A memorial for Keith will be held at The Hill Café on January 23rd. For more information please contact [email protected].