SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Keith Thomas August was born in Salem, Ohio, July 2, 1942 and died on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem, Ohio. 

Keith is a 1961 graduate of Salem High School.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, Airman 2nd class 1961-1965. 

His wife of 52 years, Peggy (Margaret) Overholt, whom he married May of 1965, preceded him in death.

Keith was baptized in Christ as part of the United Methodist tradition, officiated by Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 33 for 50-plus years. He worked multiple jobs at a time. He was the owner of August Electric from 1966-2022 and prior to retirement, his primary job was with A.A. Samuels Sheet Metal Co. as a service technician. In the past, Keith owned and operated a hog farm in the mid-1960s prior to being accepted as an apprentice at Barton Heating in 1969. He then worked as a service technician at D.E. Woodward, Warren, Ohio, for 20 years.

He was involved in Hot Stove baseball as an assistant coach and director in 1970s. In his early adult years, he participated in a couples bowling league. He was also a member of the Eagles and later the AMVETS.

Survivors include four children, Kevin (Laura) August of Portage, Indiana, Karen Suggett of Salem, Ohio, Kurtis (Amy) August of Fort Myers, Florida and Kimberly Bandy of North Canton, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kyle (Stephanie) August, Alyssa (Matt) Biedrzycki, Jeffrey August, Charles Suggett, Devin (Katie) Bandy, and Ashley Bandy and two great-grandchildren, Tiana Mitchell and Elliot Biedrzycki.

Keith was preceded in death by his father, Charles August; mother, Ellen (Allison) August and wife, Peggy August

Friends and family will be received from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2022 and from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2022, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 26, at the funeral home officiated by his son, Pastor Kevin August from The Well, A Christian Community in Portage, Indiana.

Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 23 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.