Keith W. Lape
May 26, 1949 - July 26, 2018
Keith W. Lape, 69, passed away on Thursday at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. Keith was a native of Rochester, NY. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran, who was awarded 2 Bronze Stars for heroism, a Bronze Star for meritorious service and 2 commendation medals, while serving as a combat medic with the US Army 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Following his military service, he worked for several years in various sales positions and resided in Liverpool, NY as well as Rochester. Survivors include, his children, Kelly (Jim) Carter, Kevin (Beth) Lape; his grandchildren, Ashley and Brooke Carter and Joseph, Emily and Andrew Lape, his siblings, Valerie Stote, Donna Lee Collins, Timothy and Steven Lape and many nieces and nephews including John Lape who he raised as a son. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Lape, by his mother, Betty Baxter, and by his brothers, Warner, Charles, Frank and David Lape. Calling hours will be Sunday, July 29th, from 2 to 5pm at Carter Funeral Home, 1604 Grant Blvd., Syracuse concluding with military honors. A reception will follow at the Mattydale VFW Post 3146, 2200 Lemoyne Ave., Syracuse, 13208. Burial will be in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.