Keith W. Hoban

Keith W. Hoban, 60, died in a tragic auto accident on August 6, 2023.

Keith was a lifelong resident of Newport News who attended Warwick High School, after which he joined the U.S. Army in 1980 and served at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 101st Airborne Division. After that, he served at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, with the 172nd Infantry Brigade until 1983, attaining the rank of corporal. After leaving the service, he went to work for his uncle, the late Ryan Gary, in the painting contracting business and, soon after that, opened his own residential and commercial painting business, K.W. Hoban Painting which operated until his untimely death.

Keith was an active Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church member in Gloucester, Virginia. He was a member of the Braxton-Perkins Post #25 and the Warwick Moose Lodge #7111, both of Newport News.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marlena Hoban, infant daughter, Janie Lynn Hoban, and wife, Mary Sue Satchell Hoban. Survivors include his sister, Susan Kelley Jones of Littleton, CO, and his brother, Danny Gary Tsitouris, and his wife, Libby of Newport News, nephew, William Scott Jones and niece, Kathryn Kelley Jones, both of Littleton, CO, and one uncle, Russell “Rocky” Gary and his wife, Betty Gary of Midlothian, VA, and numerous cousins.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 18, at 3:00 pm at Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by Pastor Tom Tipton, with military honors. As Keith would wish, please dress casually and comfortably. No suits, no ties.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to your favorite charity or do a good deed for someone in Keith’s honor.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia. 

1 Comment

  1. Judith (Satchell) Grigg Adams

    It is with great sadness that I learned of Keith’s death. I know that he was the love of my sister, Mary Sue Satchell Hoban’s, life. I thought often of Keith and how he was doing and it is with love and thanksgiving that I read he was active in his church. May God bless his family and friends who mourn his loss, even as they rejoice in the saving grace and redemption of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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