Keith Edward Sinclair died much like he entered the world: strong, tenacious, and loving with an enduring “twinkle in his eye.” He left his earthly life on April 18, 2020.
Keith was born in Stockton, California, on May 3, 1961, six minutes after his twin brother Greg, to Hal and Lori Sinclair. The Sinclairs moved to Livermore when Keith was a month old, and he later attended Jackson Elementary and Livermore High School.
There were endless activities for boys growing up in Livermore, and building tree forts, digging caves, and riding his dirt bike with his brothers Greg, Brian and Chris were among his favorite things to do. Keith also enjoyed water and snow skiing, soccer, baseball, and basketball. He was a receiver on the high school football team, catching passes thrown by his twin at quarterback.
He also stayed busy, usually with Greg, as an altar boy at St. Michael Catholic Church, cutting lawns for his Aunt May or Grandpa and Grandma Larimore, delivering his paper route, or doing projects in Cub Scouts. He also loved helping in the kitchen and cooking as he grew older.
Keith also loved going to his grandparents’ cabin at Northern California’s Lake Almanor. Eventually his parents moved to Lake Almanor and Keith cherished the family get-togethers.
.After graduating from high school, Keith and his brother moved to Chico, California, where Keith attended Butte College, earning a degree in electronics. He moved to southern California where he went to work for TUV Rhineland – North America.
An avid fisherman, Keith married the “catch of his life,” Darla, in 1998. In 2011, they moved to Livermore and Keith transferred to TUV Rhineland’s medical sales division in Pleasanton. Rising from technician to engineer, he would eventually cap his 32-year career with TUV Rhineland as the company’s top salesman in the U.S. for eight years straight.
In addition to fishing, another of Keith’s passions was traveling, taking trips for work and pleasure to Japan, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the Caribbean.
In addition to his wife and parents, Keith is survived by a step-daughter, Michele, and his brothers and their families: Greg and Jane and their children, Jordan, Jeni, Rylee, Skylar, Garret and Katelyn; Brian and Laura and their children, Matt, Danielle, and Myles; and Chris and Celena and their children, Evan, Bryce, and Sydney.
The family requests donating to pancreatic cancer research in Keith’s memory.