Donald Keehle 1930-2018
Donald Keehle, 88, passed away on September 14, 2018 at the MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born on July 26, 1930 in Utica, NY, the son of the late Walter and Grace McGurk Keehle. Donald was a 1949 graduate of Sauquoit schools and furthered his education at Utica College and M.V.C.C.
He proudly served his country with the U.S. Air Force and on September 7, 1957 was united in marriage with Marilyn Wilcox.
Prior to his retirement, Donald was employed with Verizon as a radio technician.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Marilyn, his three daughters, Diane and Gary Hadfield, Kathryn Montana and Marianne Keehler and Rich Bauer, his two sons; Kevin and Susan Keehle and Donald Keehle, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister; Ann Bair.
Donald’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1736 Burrstone Rd. New Hartford. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clayville.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are with the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
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