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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Keith J. Jurcago

01/15/1974 — 11/11/2022

A close-up photo of Keith J. Jurcago smiling at the camera

Keith J. Jurcago, age 48 of Painesville, formerly of Mentor, passed away suddenly, November 11th, 2022 at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord. He was born January 15th, 1974 in Euclid to the late Raymond and Frances Jurcago.

Keith was a Data Analyst at Progressive Insurance for over 20 years.

Keith was a devoted husband, brother and uncle. He enjoyed hosting nephew nights, where he was known as “Uncle Smack” and loved swimming with his niece and nephew who nicknamed him “Uncle Seaweed”. “Sticks” #11, will be greatly missed by his softball family and many friends.

Keith is the loving husband of Krista Jurcago; dearest brother of Karen Jurcago, Raymond (Adriane) Jurcago and Robert (Jill) Jurcago; beloved uncle of Nathan (Sierra), Nolan, Adam, Alex and Drew Jurcago, Anthony and Samantha Peters; son-in-law of Sarah (Tony-deceased) Ritchie; brother-in-law of Monica (Steve) Peters; beloved dog and best friend “Duke”.

The Jurcago family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, November 19th, 2022 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 5:30 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

In Keith’s memory, the family asks that kindness be shared by all.

His light and laughter will never be forgotten.

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24 Replies to “Keith J. Jurcago”

  1. So sorry for your loss.may you all be in God’s care.


  2. Loretta and Regis November 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Keith was so vibrant always. Handsome with the best smile and such kind eyes. We enjoyed spending time with Keith and all the Jurcago family. We are shocked at his passing. The world lost a bright light. Sending Love especially to Krista and Karen Bob Ray and Jill. Feel our prayers for all.


  3. Carmina Politi Blankenship. November 14, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Even though I haven’t seen Keith since he was a young boy, I remember his smile. My mom was his dad’s cousin ( Dorothy Nalepa). Our grandmothers were sisters & my memories are from family reunions. Praying fir his family & wife.


  4. Keith was a wonderful man. I loved his kind heart and great sense of humor. Prayers go out to his entire family and friends.


  5. Sending all my love, prayers and thoughts of strength and peace to everyone. I’m so lucky to have known him.


  6. The Sorenson Family November 14, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Krista, and to Krista and Keith’s family. Keith’s kindness was known to all in our neighborhood. He had a smile and a friendly word for everyone he passed, while out taking walks with Duke. He will be dearly missed.

    – Bless those who mourn, eternal God, with the comfort of your love that they may face each new day with hope and the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship, and their lives encircled by your love.


  7. Remember how happy he was and always a nice persons . Had ally of classes with him . Prayers for all family and Karen.


  8. Yolanda Grooms-Williams November 15, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Such a beautiful soul. Keith will be greatly missed. Sending heartfelt condolences to the Jurcago Family.


  9. Jennifer Jafelice November 15, 2022 at 12:55 am

    I remember Keith well in Jr. High and High School – always the nicest kid. I also got to work with him as adults at
    Progressive and he didn’t change a bit –
    always smiling, courteous, and willing to help – a genuinely good person. My deepest
    sympathy goes out to Karen and your entire family. ❤️


  10. Known this guy since I was 14 him picking me up in that all black Maxima. Loved the guy. Keith never had a bad thing to say about anyone. When I heard the news it hit hard. He will be missed by everyone for sure. Prayers to the family and as I’m sure y’all know he was one of the great ones ❤️


  11. I fondly remember Keith delivering the newspaper at my door with his Mom by his side. An all American looking kid with a great smile . He later dog sat for us and was a family friend . I was so saddened to hear of his passing . May family find comfort in fond memories . Rest In Peace dear Keith .


  12. My heart is heavy for your loss .I am going to miss chatting with him on his daily walks with duke. He was such a nice guy, I’m in shock.


  13. Keith’s kindness and humor will be remembered by all. Sincerest condolences to his entire family and all those that loved him.


  14. So sorry for your loss. I briefly worked with Keith and always enjoyed our conversations. Praying for peace and comfort for his family during this extremely difficult time.


  15. My deepest condolences. Keith was a great guy and a great neighbor. Always upbeat, seeing the positive side of everything and everybody. He will be sorely missed.


  16. Ken and Sharon Waddell November 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Krista and the rest of Keith’s family on the loss of a great guy. I had the pleasure of being part of Keith’s work family at Progressive as well having some great memories outside of work. We will greatly miss Keith and his kindness. May you find comfort in your memories with him.


  17. To Bob & family, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you & your family.


  18. Keith was one of the nicest humans, always smiling, kind and just a great person. His life touched so many. Sending my deepest condolences to Karen and the Jurcago family.


  19. Krista, I’m so very sorry for you. Such a shock. I didn’t really know Keith but he had to be special if he was married to you. Know that I’m thinking of you. Penny and Bob


  20. Steve (SteveO!) Hines November 17, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Keith was such an encourager and cheerleader. He would greet me with a “SteveO!” and smile. Always a listener with a positive take. He was always very gracious and helpful whether he was helping me move or helping me golf!⛳️ So blessed to have him in our family. Sending prayers and sympathies.


  21. Pastors Chris & Vicki Fisher November 17, 2022 at 4:42 am

    We grieve with you and our hearts ache with you. Please know that we will be lifting up all who loved Keith in prayer. We pray for comfort and peace during this extremely difficult time.


  22. My thoughts to the family of Keith. I worked with him years ago and he is a great guy. Keep the memories close to you


  23. I worked with Keith, but considered him a true friend. I will miss his Duke updates and just his warm and friendly demeanor. Prayers and love to all of the family and friends of Keith. He was a wonderful person through and through.


  24. Betsy & Chad McCracken November 19, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Keith touched the lives of so many people and we are heartbroken that the world has lost such a kind and vibrant soul. Keith will be missed dearly by his family, friends and anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.


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