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Jul 8, 2019 10:41 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Keith Scott Krzyzewski Of Southampton Dies July 4

Jul 9, 2019 2:14 PM

Keith Scott Krzyzewski of Southampton died, without suffering, due to unknown natural causes, in Port Jefferson on July 4, 2019. He was 46.

Mr. Krzyzewski was born February 7, 1973, and graduated from Southampton High School in 1991. His peers would remember him as an avid, accomplished, well-rounded student athlete. He excelled during four years of varsity baseball and football, while maintaining his place on the honor roll. He proudly wore Southampton Mariners, number 24, football jersey, and was voted homecoming king.

After high school, he attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, earning a bachelor’s degree. He was a teacher for Sag Harbor Elementary School, and was known as the fun-loving “Mr. K”. His kindness and compassion for others was evident throughout his 17 years at the school, where he worked with students with special needs. He would go above and beyond for his students and their families, survivors said, and served as a role model for all of his students and fellow teachers.

Mr. Krzyzewski was a devoted fisherman and hunter. Following his father’s footsteps, his love for the ocean began as a young boy. Rain or shine, he spent most of his time out at sea accompanied by his black lab. Sharing his passion for the sea, he often spent time on his boat with friends, family, and students, teaching them how to fish and respect the ocean. He spent his last hours on his boat on Shinnecock Bay with his son and his brother, and fishing buddy, Michael Krzyzewski.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Krzyzewski; two older brothers, Frank Kryzewski and wife Paula, and Michael Krzyzewski; his wife, Kathleen Caffrey; his son, Marine PFC Ryan Caffrey; and four nieces and nephews, Samantha, Brittany, Franklin, and Aaron Krzyzewski. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Krzyzewski.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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He was a good man. One of the most competitive guys I’ve ever met. Good man, from a good family.
By Fred s (3321), Southampton on Jul 8, 19 1:55 PM
Just give me 1/2 of Keith’s kind hearted, non-judgmental beautiful spirit. A class act from a beautiful family. Truly a great man. So sorry to Keith’s family and friends.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Jul 8, 19 5:46 PM
keith was a all around good guy, he will be missed in the sag harbor school district,
By taxpayer1 (72), Southampton on Jul 9, 19 9:29 AM
Yep, he will be missed
By Nukiepoo (123), Southampton on Jul 19, 19 12:34 AM