August 12, 1936 - April 11, 2022
WORCESTER- Keith Saunders Jorgensen died on April 11, 2022, at UMass Memorial Medical Center with his wife by his side. Keith was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 12, 1936. He grew up in Jersey City and Bogota, NJ and lived for many years in Oreland, PA, Westwood, MA, Lancaster, MA and most recently at the Willows in Worcester, MA. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Carol (Nygaard) Jorgensen. As well as being a loving husband, he was a wonderful father to his two children Brian and Diane, and a proud and doting grandfather to his 4 grandchildren. Keith graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology in 1963 and had a long and successful career as a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA. His primary focus was on light rail projects and was an integral part of the design team for the relocation and depression of Northeast Corridor from Boston to New York City, which allowed for the creation of some of the largest residential parks in the US. Keith loved to travel and was an avid and award-winning photographer. He especially loved to take photos by the coast featuring lighthouses. In his lifetime, he traveled to all 50 US states and 17 countries. One of his favorite trips that he took with Carol after retirement took them through the upper part of the US including The Grand Tetons, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. At the end of this trip, they visited Oklahoma and Kansas to complete his goal of visiting all 50 states. He also enjoyed woodcarving and became very skilled and prolific until arthritis in his hands made it too difficult. Everyone who met Keith loved his sense of humor. He had a quick wit and especially loved good “dad” jokes and puns. He could get a room full of people roaring with laughter after a long set up and perfectly timed punchline. Keith will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. A memorial service will be held on May 25th at 11:00AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury Street, Holden, MA. Donations made in his memory would be welcome at Immanuel Lutheran Church (www.immanuelholden.org). To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit "The Tribute Wall."
WORCESTER- Keith Saunders Jorgensen died on April 11, 2022, at UMass Memorial Medical Center with his wife by his side. Keith was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 12, 1936. He grew up in Jersey City and Bogota, NJ and lived for many... View Obituary & Service Information
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