Keith Rutkowski Obituary, Death – Keith Rutkowski, 41, of Pennsylvania has passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Keith owner and Stylist at Style Addictions. We learn of Keith Rutkowski’s passing through a GoFundMe account set up for him; My name is Lauren Runco Bevilacqua, and I’ve known Keith for 21 years. Throughout the years, I’ve seen how selfless he is when it comes to his friendships. Whatever he is going through, he always puts his friends first and never expects anything in return. That is why I am establishing this GoFundMe campaign in his honor. He needs his pals now more than ever.
Keith went to the emergency room on Thursday, November 17, with complaints of severe chest pain and difficulty breathing. He was admitted at the moment and has subsequently been subjected to a battery of tests. Pneumococcal pneumonia and COVID are his current diagnosis. We are hopeful that he will be freed before the Thanksgiving holiday, but the exact date is unknown at this time. We don’t know when he’ll be able to return to work once he returns home, and because he’s a self-employed stylist, he won’t have any money for the time being. Any amount you can donate will be highly appreciated to help with his hefty medical expenditures for this hospital stay and his inability to work during his busiest time of year. I’m sure many of you have benefited from Keith’s generosity — whether it was a free haircut, him modifying his schedule to accommodate you, house renovations, or simply showing up when you needed a friend — and this is the least we can do in return. I appreciate that this is a difficult financial time for many, so please give only what you can and, if nothing else, pray for Keith’s rapid recovery.
To priors of spenses of spenses of sp Good day, everyone. I apologize for the prior week’s radio quiet, but I wanted to make sure another update was safe to distribute. Keith was readmitted to the intensive care unit on Monday. He is heavily medicated, intubated, and in severe condition. We don’t know how long he’ll be this way, but the doctors and nurses say it’s usual for someone in Keith’s circumstance. Visitors are not permitted in the ICU. Keith is expected to be out of work for an extended amount of time as a result of this setback, so please continue to support and share the GoFundMe. Please, above all else, pray for our dear friend.
Update for Tuesday evening: Keith passed unconscious early this morning and is now on a respirator. They implanted a central line (neck IV) to give him medications more quickly if needed. The scope was performed and the samples were taken, but the results will not be accessible for another three days. The machine is now breathing for him in order to allow his lungs to rest and recuperate. They’ll keep a watch on him to see when he’ll be able to go off the machine. It’s a lengthy process, but once the findings are in, they’ll be able to better tailor his medications to his specific needs. He has an excellent team and is receiving the best possible treatment. We expect him to continue on the ventilator for at least three days, but we won’t know for sure for another day or two. Please do not contact the hospital directly for additional information. I promise to publish an update as soon as it is available. Please keep our favorite companion in your prayers!
With a heavy heart, I write this final update regarding our dear friend Keith Rutkowski. Keith’s removal off the ventilator was decided early today. His brother, medical POAs, and closest friends asked for every action conceivable to save his life, and the doctors did everything they could, but his lungs were simply too damaged. He could never have breathed on his own. I, like many of you, cannot envision my life without my best friend, brother, and guardian. The list might go on forever. Keith was a tough opponent. Everyone who has met him has been influenced in some way. He was a brighter light, with a level of energy that no one else could match. He was just 41 years old, yet he made the most of his life. Never turned down a chance to travel or join a party. He literally donated the clothes off his back to everyone in need, whether he had just met you or had known you for decades.
Keith had a way of making everyone feel as though he was their “bestie”. He is by far the most selfless guy I’ve ever encountered, and most likely will ever meet. I could say so much more, and I’m sure I will at some point, because I want everyone who reads these to understand the seriousness of this loss. Please pray that he is at peace with his mother and that those of us who were fortunate enough to love him can spend the rest of our lives missing him every single second of every single day. Thank you everybody again for your prayers, donations, texts, and phone calls. He was well aware of how much everyone loved him, which meant a great deal to all of us.