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In Memoriam:  Keith Montonini 

Keith Montonini

July 22, 1957 – May 1, 2022

Keith Anthony Montonini, who spent more than 40 years working on the tradeshow floor, passed away on May 1. His son, Kasey, wrote on Facebook, “With a heavy heart I want to tell the community that my dad, Keith Montonini, passed away earlier this morning at his Las Vegas home. It comes as a shock but I know he was loved by so many. He loved this community so much and would have given you the shirt off of his back if you asked. If you were lucky enough to know him I am so sorry for your loss. You will be missed Pops.” 

His family wrote in his obituary that “we will remember his infectious smile, his deep love for family, but also so many friends, and clients, many of who became friends. The old cliche applies, Keith never met a stranger.  Keith worked so very hard all of his life, 40 plus years at the convention center. Keith finally retired but that only meant he had other work to do helping his family and friends.” 

Sad to hear and read about, spend many times on jobs with Keith and Rick, the Teamster Hall of Fame is filling too dam fast. Our prayers and thoughts forward to the Family. — Paul Depierro


Oh man! This one really hits hard. I loved your pops. He’s one of the greats. His legacy will live on out here on the show floor. His generosity, kindness and loyalty are unmatched.  I hope you and your family are able to find solace. My condolences. — Nicholas Ray Hoffman

It has been a pleasure knowing and working with you all these years. You will definitely be missed on and off the show floor. RIP my brother, my friend. — Donny Bradford

So sorry for your loss !! It was always nice to run into him on the floor his smile will be missed. —Brittaney Diangson

Oh, Kasey, my heart is breaking, your dad was one the best.—Shelia Cefali

I’m so sad. It hurts my heart to hear Keith has passed. He was a great guy and I loved working with him. Love and prayers to him and his family. RIP, my friend. You will be greatly missed. —Julianne Frye

Kasey, I am so sorry. I remember the day you were born. He was so proud. So were a whole bunch of other “crazy” people out there. Your dad was one of those that stood out.  I was blessed to have crossed paths with him. —Patti Thompson

Oh no… I cannot find word to express how dearly he will be missed…—Patti Wilder

He is survived by his wife Laura, son Kasey (Jesse), daughters Kassee Kay and Misty, brother Bill and grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as hundreds of dear friends and colleagues from working tradeshows.

A Life Celebration was held May 13 at Trinity Life Center Church in Las Vegas, NV, followed by a celebration on June 12 at the Sweet Pea Farm in Parowan, Utah. To share a memory or send condolences, visit his online guestbook at https://obituaries.reviewjournal.com/obituary/keith-montonini-1085147262

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