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Obituaries: Keith Thomas Shivers

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Keith Thomas Shivers
Keith Thomas Shivers  

December 23, 1956 — May 9, 2019

Keith Thomas Shivers was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to William and Frances Shivers. He was the youngest sibling of Connie (Shivers) Bennett, Jeff Shivers, and his twin, Karen (Shivers) Saccone. Keith is survived by his mother and his sister Connie, along with a nephew and three nieces.

Keith passed, at home, after a long illness.

In San Francisco, Keith worked at the QT, Dante's, Hilton SF, Castro Video, Luisa's, Castro Station Bar, Marriott Fisherman's Wharf, and the Hotel Whitcomb.

Before moving to San Francisco in the mid-1980s, he lived in Denver, Key West, and Orange County.

As a bartender, he was one of a kind. Every action behind the bar was a symphony of humor and skill. No one will be able to recreate his original drinks.

He never missed an opportunity to use his Southern charm. Over the years, he dearly loved his pets, Ramsey, Dobie, Bella, Mouse, and Mijo. Everyone learned Christmas lights brought him endless joy.

Keith, the ceaseless practical joker, will be missed by many.

Try to focus on the happiness of Keith in your life, and the impish disregard he brought to so many situations and stories.

More information: krsfca@gmail.com.

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