Lasting Memories

Keith William Mielke
Nov. 15, 1933-Nov. 22, 2016
Pleasanton, CA

Submitted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary

“Keith was born in Oklahoma in the middle of the great depression. He was the first in his family to attend college. There, he met and married his wife, Patricia, to whom he was happily married for 61 years. He died peacefully with Patricia and family by his side. Keith served three years on active duty in the Army Security Agency, serving in Germany for two years as a Russian translator. Keith worked in children’s television research, and at Children’s Television Workshop (Sesame Street) where he had a significant impact on literacy throughout the world. Keith and Patricia retired to Pleasanton in 1998 to be closer to family. He served several years on the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council and was active in his church, the Unitarian Universalist Church in Livermore. Keith was a loving father and husband, admired by all who worked with him for his analytic ability and willingness to help others, as well as his wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. A memorial will be held Dec. 17 at 2 PM at the Unitarian Church, 1893 N. Vasco Road, Livermore, CA 94550. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice, or the Unitarian Church.”