Keith Goodale

Keith Goodale of Aquebogue died Feb. 3, 2016, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 38. 

He was born Aug. 22, 1977, in Riverhead to Catherine (Rogers) and Russell Goodale and was a graduate of McGann-Mercy High School and Hofstra University.

Keith fought a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis and received a double lung transplant in October 2004. His life was not defined by his illness. He became a member of the Riverhead Fire Department in 2005, raced go-karts and legend cars at Riverhead Raceway and enjoyed traveling. He married Jennifer Tsakonas, also a cystic fibrosis patient and lung transplant recipient, Dec. 20, 2002. She predeceased Keith on June 18, 2009.

Keith leaves his parents, Catherine and Russell Goodale; his siblings, Tracy Kappenberg and Jeffrey Goodale; his brother-in-law, Bryan Kappenberg and niece and nephew, Brooke and Evan Kappenberg.

The family received visitors Feb. 5, at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. The funeral was held Feb. 6 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead.

Memorial donations may be sent to Donate Life America.

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