Leonard William “Lennie” Keating (12 March 1921 – 11 February 2012)

Leonard William “Lennie” Keating died at home on 11 February 2012 at age 90. He was born on 12 March 1921 to James and Emily Keating in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was active in the Catholic Church. He volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Veteran’s Forty and Eight Association, and was the Past Grand Knight, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Marie, seven children: Mike (Angela), John (Li), Paul (Judy), Karen (Mel), James (Sharon), Mary Ellen, and William (Tonia); step-daughter Lucy Romero and family; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and many great friends.

Rosary will be held 15 February 2012, at 10:00 A.M. followed by Mass at 10:30 A.M., at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 15800 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351.

Abstracted by John W. Keating III on 15 January 2014

Source:  (2012). Leonard William “Lennie” Keating. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailynews-sun/obituary.aspx?n=leonard-william-keating-lennie&pid=155876809. [Last Accessed 15 January 2014].

Ray Dale “Papa” Keating Jr (3 June 1926 – 25 January 2012)

Obituary: Ray Keating Jr. (updated)

Ray Dale “Papa” Keating Jr., 85, born June 3, 1926, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Ray and Christina Keating, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman.

Ray, adored husband and father, joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in World War II as a Specialist 3rd Class. He lived in Southern California until 1992, where he was a carpenter who owned a construction company. Following his time in California, he moved to Kingman.

Ray was a member of the American Legion Post 817 in Panorama City, Calif., serving the post with great pride and becoming Commander in 1980-81.

As a member of the VFW Post 10386 in Kingman, he served as commander four times, showing his great dedication to the veterans in the community and throughout Mohave County. He will be remembered for his many contributions to the VFW. His annual corned beef and cabbage dinners will be missed.

Ray, known affectionately as “Uncle Sonny” to his many nieces and nephews, enjoyed living in Arizona, spending time working in his shop and yard. When time permitted, he packed the trailer and he and his wife, Dottie, would spend time camping and fishing in Williams or at Willow Beach.

Ray was honored as the grand marshal in the Kingman Veterans Day Parade in November 2011. He enjoyed a full and happy life and was kind to all those he met. He provided his family with love and support, and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Ray is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dorothy; five daughters, Debbie, Mary, Donna, Brenda and Judith Anne; and two sons, Bobbie and Mac. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and his three sisters, Eleanor, Betty and Joyce.

Awaiting Ray in his new Heavenly home are his parents, brother, other family members and many wonderful friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the VFW Post 10386 located at 3036 John L Ave., Kingman.

Source: http://www.kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=167&SubSectionID=468&ArticleID=48964, Viewed: 7 February 2012.

Ray Dale Keating Jr (3 June 1926 – 25 January 2012)

Ray Dale Keating Jr., 85, of Kingman died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Kingman. He was born June 3, 1926, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

A service will be held at a later date at the VFW Post 10386.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Source: http://arizona.obituaries.funeral.com/2012/01/31/obituary-ray-keating-jr/, Viewed: 1 February 2012.

Sara Elizabeth (Pope) Keating (30 April 1913 – 12 September 1974)

Mrs. John W. Keating

Frostburg — Mrs. Elizabeth Keating, widow of the late John W. Keating, 3500 Plateau Avenue, Baltimore, died Thursday at her home following an illness of five months.

Daughter of the late George and Mary (Carney) Pope, of Garrett County, she is survived by five daughters, Sister Mary Patricia, Emmitsburg; Sister Mary Joan, Fayetteville, N.C.; Mrs. Mary Lynn Cooper, Owings Mills, and Mrs. Sarah Byrnes and Mrs. Catherine Serio, both of Baltimore; five sons, Terrance Keating, Vacaville, Calif.; John Keating, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Michael Keating, Dennis Keating and Joseph Keating, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Bowman, Baltimore, and Mrs. Genevieve Miller, Camp Hill, Pa.; two brothers, Paul C. Pope, Baltimore, and Claude S. Pope, Meyersdale, Pa., and 14 grandchildren.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be conducted at All Saints Catholic Church Baltimore, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, there.

Source: Mrs. John W. Keating, Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 13 September 1974, p. 18.

[My grandmother. I remember a mad dash across the country from Phoenix, and sitting in the back of the car during the viewings, mostly clueless about what was happening. – JWK3]

Col. John Keating (c.1862 – 1926)


Cumberland, Nov. 17. (AP). — Col. John Keating, secretary-treasurer of the Cumberland Brewing Co., and half owner of the James Clarke Distilling Co., previous to the abandonment of the Braddock Distillery, died at the Allegany Hospital this morning following an operation. He was 64 years old and a native of Winchester, Va.

Col. Keating, who received his title by virtue of membership on the staff of the late Governor Austin L. Crothers, was prominent in the business world and in Democratic politics.

He once refused the Democratic nomination for State Comptroller.

He was twice married. One son, Vincent Keating, Phoenix, Ariz., survives the first marriage. He is survived by two children of this marriage, Mises Kathleen Keating and John Keating, a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Source: Col. John Keating Dies in Cumberland Hospital, The News, Frederick, Maryland, 17 November 1926, p. 1.