Mark Stanley Keating (14 January 1954 – 28 February 2012)

Mark Stanley Keating, MD
Mark Stanley Keating, MD

Mark Stanley Keating, MD was born on 14 January 1954 in Gordo, Alabama. He died 28 February 2012 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 58. His parents were Hill Franklin Keating and Willodene Thornton Keating

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hill Franklin and Willodene Thornton Keating, as well as brother-in-law, Floyd Lee Shelton, and sister-in-law, Mahaska Skelton.

He is survived by his wife, Sabrina Skelton Keating, and children, Robert Hill Keating and Rebecca Leigh-Ann Keating. He is also survived by his brothers, Paul Franklin Keating (Teresa) of Marion, North Carolina, James Hill “Jim” Keating (Betty) of Palmetto, and Thomas Elisha “Tom” Keating (Shirin) of Cumming, Georgia; father and mother-in-law, William Bruce and Kate Dyer Skelton of Palmetto; sisters-in-law, Meta Skelton Criswell (Frank) of Reform, and Yoma Skelton Shelton of Dallas, Georgia; as well as nieces and nephews, Tiffany Suzanne Hall (Russell), April Victoria Westmoreland (Neil), Brittany Leigh Keating, James Hill Keating, II (Ashley), Shayon Thomas Keating, Meena Nicole Keating, Berkley Jade Criswell, William Addison Criswell, and Meredith Lee Shelton; and five great-nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Association of The State of Alabama, and The American Academy of Family Physicians, where he served the Alabama Chapter as a director for eight years and as president in 2006-2007.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Mar. 3, 2012

Source: (2012). Mark Stanley Keating Obituary. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 16 January 2014].

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: [Last Accessed 15 January 2014].

Every Time That Flag’s Unfurled

Today is the day that we Americans celebrate our declaration of independence from the British Empire. We often forget that it took a bit longer to enforce that declaration and another few decades to prove the point…

We also occasionally forget, while studying genealogy, that people are still arriving daily on our shores, following dreams similar to those that took our own ancestors to strange shores. This NPR story tells us of John Keating, a relatively recent immigrant from South Africa, who now lives in Belmont, North Carolina. Within a series on songs that we’ve discovered thanks to our parents, John talks of Neil Diamond’s “Coming to America“ and what it means to him.

The story:


John William “Jack” Keating (24 July 1926 – 9 April 2012)

John William "Jack" KeatingJohn William “Jack” Keating of Grafton, Ohio died on 9 April 2012 at the home of his son, Curt at age 85. He was born 24 July 1926 to Angie (née McMeans) and John M. Keating in Johnston, Pennsylvania. Funeral services 14 April 2012 at 11am at Church of St. Clarence, 30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio. A private burial at a later date in Johnston, Pennsylvania.

Jack was a controller for SACM Glidden Metal Products in North Carolina for 46 years. He enjoyed playing in many community bands and taught percussion. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946 and in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1946 to 1954.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; wife Agnes “Dolly” E. Larrimer Keating of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; daughter Ann E. Keating of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and grandson Jack of Garner, North Carolina.

He is survived by: children John L. (Cynthia) Keating of Westlake, Ohio, Beth M. Adams of Raleigh, North Carolina, Michael W. Keating of Willow Springs, North Carolina, Curt J. (Melissa) Keating of Grafton, Ohio, Mark D. (Terry) Keating of Clarksburg, Maryland, Robert J. Keating of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Julianne M. Keating of Knightdale, North Carolina; and over 30 grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Abstracted by John W. Keating III on 14 June 2012.

Source: (2012). John William “Jack” Keating. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 20 June 2012].

Sylvia M. Keating (5 June 1917 – 29 May 2012)

Sylvia M. Keating of Evenglow Lodge and formerly of Odell, Illinois died on 29 May 2012. She was born 5 June 1917 in Modoc, Illinois to Raymond and Anna (Horrell) Simpson. Funeral services 2 June 2012 at 11:00am at St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell, Illinois.

Sylvia  was educated in Sunbury School and graduated from St. Xavier Academy of Ottawa, Illinois. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Odell, Illinois. She worked at Owens Illinois Glass Company. She enjoyed baking and saying the rosary.

She married husband Vincent Keating on 19 July1941 at St. Bernard’s Church, Sunbury, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by: husband Vincent Keating on 12 December 1958; daughter Carol Gernentz, five brothers Delbert, Justin, Val, Walter and Robert and three sisters, Anna Mae Scott, Betty Wallace and Mary Fecarotto.

She is survived by: daughter Catherine (Frank) Stahler of Odell, Illinois and Bonnie Coriell (Bill Fuss) of Pontiac, Illinois; son John Keating of Normal, Illinois and son-in-law Amiel (Jeanne) Gernentz of Odell, Illinois.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren,  Jeff Stahler, Jim Stahler, Susan Stahler, Janet (Christopher) Bier, Mary (Jeff) Grundler, Michele (Mark) Brummel, Laura (P.J.) Ringenberger, Justin (Diana) Keating; nine great-grandchildren, Jason (Tasha), Ryan and Madison Grundler, Courtney and Kylee Bier, Emma and Logan Brummel, Gus and Sylvi Ringenberger. She is also survived by her brother, Dave (Helen) Simpson of Geneva, Illinois;  brother-in-law James C. Scott, Dwight and sister-in-law Lorraine Simpson of Largo, Florida.


Abstracted by John W. Keating III on 14 June 2012.

Source: (2012). Sylvia M. Keating. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 20 June 2012].


Michael Franklin Keating (15 June 1930 – 30 May 2012)

Michael Franklin Keating of Kokomo, Indiana died on 30 May 2012 in Howard Regional Health System, Kokomo, Indiana  at age 81. He was born 15 June 1930 to Harry and Flora (Benner) Keating in Cass County, Indiana. Funeral services 5 June 2012 at 1:00PM at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. Burial afterwards in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Michael was a foreman at Cabot Corporation for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, watching the Pacers and Colts; and was a member of the Cabot Club. He was in the US Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; son Danny Keating in 2008; daughter Dottie Keating in 2009; brother Hollis Keating; and sisters Mary Treux and Betty Collin.

He is survived by: Joy Ellen Keating of Kokomo, Indiana;  daughter Darla M. (Gregory) Allen of Indianapolis, Indiana; one daughter-in-law Annette Keating of Kokomo, Indiana; six grandchildren Andrea Roberts, Katherine Caldwell, John Kelly, Tabitha Kelly, Danny Keating Jr., and Crystal Keating;  and 18 great grandchildren.


Abstracted by John W. Keating III on 13 June 2012.

Source: (2012). Michael Franklin Keating. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 13 June 2012].

Kathleen T. Keating (? – 5 June 2012)

Kathleen T. Keating of Dunmore, Pennsylvania died on 5 June 2012 in Regional Hospital of Scranton Hospice Unit of an illness. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Arthur and Marion (Hunter) Trask. Funeral services on 9 June 2012 at 9:30am at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Burial will be private.

Kathleen was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Worcester, and attended Emmanuel College, Boston. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Scranton.

She was a founding partner of the Curiosity Shop at Green Ridge Corners in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She served as executive director of the Waverly Community House from 1999 to 2005. She also worked for the Scranton Pocono Girl Scout Council, the American Cancer Society and the Voluntary Action Center.

She was a member of the board of trustees of the Lackawanna Historical Society, and served as the assistant treasurer at the time of her death.  She was also involved with the Electric City Theater, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and was past president of the Dunmore Elementary Center PTA.

She was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish) in Dunmore.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Maria Catena Keating in 2006, and sister-in-law Maria A. Keating earlier this year.

She is survived by husband Dominic J. Keating; a son, James, Jersey City, New Jersey; and daughters, Phoebe Keating Wilson and husband, Kevin, of Scranton; and Catherine T. Keating, Dunmore; and five grandchildren Anna, Jackson and Dominic, Scranton; and Rain and Kai, Dunmore.


Abstracted by John W. Keating III on 12 June 2012.

Source: (2012). Kathleen T. Keating. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 12 June 2012].

William Steven “Bill” Keating (9 May 1953 – 5 June 2012)

William Steven “Bill” Keating of Avoca, Wisconsin died on 5 June 2012 at age 59. He was born 9 May 1953 to Warren and Irene (Sundbakken) Keating in Madison, Wisconsin. A memorial services will be held at a future date.

Bill was a Marine, serving in Hawaii during Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, caring for his yard, feeding the birds, and NASCAR.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Dennis, Robert, and James. Bill is survived by his siblings Linda (Mick) Wernick, Sherrie Keating, Lori (Rodney) Recker, and David Fischer. He is also survived by Genna Roller, Steven Keating, Jory Keating, Misty Roller, Alisabeth Roller,

Abstracted by John W. Keating III on 12 June 2012.

Source: (2012). William Steven Keating. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 12 June 2012].

Administrivia: A few brief notes

Item the First – Website Hacked (and Cleaned)

At some point over the last six months, all of my web pages at DreamHost were hacked by an unknown attacker. As near as I can tell, the hack redirected visitors to sites chosen by the attacker. I believe I’ve managed to clean out all traces of the attack, but if you see anything strange, please let me know. My apologies to anyone that was affected by this. Luckily, DreamHost notified me of the attack and I was able to quickly clean it up. It has now been running cleanly for about a month.

In addition to redirecting some users, the other effect of the hack was to hide my site from search engines like Google (and from my home IP address). This meant that completely disappeared from most search engine results. I saw this sudden falling in the rankings, but was attributing it to Google’s changed indexing practices. Oddly (for the attacker) this effect of the hack meant that fewer people visited the compromised website, which meant that fewer people were redirected to the attacker’s chosen sites. Since we’ve been back up, has moved back to the first page of results for queries such as “Keating Genealogy”


Item the Second – Obituary Abstracts

From this point forward, obituaries currently copyrighted will be abstracted. When available, a link will be provided to the original website, and I’ll provide a citation regardless of whether it is online or off. I’ll also be slowly converting existing articles containing obituaries to abstracts. While copying the text of obituaries is a common practice in genealogy (and generally overlooked), obits are covered by copyright law. While I’ve never been asked to remove any of the obituaries on the site, I want to keep things on the up-and-up while still providing the data from the obituaries to the reader.


Beverly D. (Bowden) Keating ( – 24 January 2012)

Beverly D. Keating

SHREWSBURY Beverly D. (Bowden) Keating, 76, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late John H. “Jeff” Keating. Following cremation, a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, from Shrewsbury Assembly of God, 234 N. Main St., Shrewsbury, with the Rev. Mark E. Fair, Pastor Robert S. Harris, and the Rev. Dione M. Klepteka officiating. Visitiation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be private. Born July 13, 1935, in Philadelphia, Beverly was the daughter of the late William A. and Lillian L. (Walsh) Bowden. Beverly was a member of Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church, Shrewsbury, and a former member of Daughters of the Revolution (DAR). She was the wife of a retired Lt. Col., U.S.M.C., and had the opportunity to live in many places. Beverly was a 1952 graduate of Landsdowne High School, Delaware County, and earned a Bachlor’s Degree of Education in 1957 from Washington College, Chestertown, Md. She was an elementary teacher for two years in Gracingville, Md., and in Annapolis, Md. for a few years. In later years, she was a substitute teacher. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Beverly is survived by a daughter, Gina K. Brockmeyer and her husband, Joe of Shrewsbury; and a son, Kevin B. Keating and his wife, Kathye of Lancaster. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three nieces; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by one brother, William A. Bowden, Jr.; and one grandson, Alex Brockmeyer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern York County School District (SYCSD) Foundation, Dollars for Scholars, Alex Brockmeyer Memorial, P.O. Box 128, Glen Rock, PA 17327. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas Ronald Keating (24 November 1931 – 16 August 2008)

Thomas Ronald Keating

August 23, 2008

HAMPTON — Thomas Ronald Keating CWO2 (Ret.), of Hampton, was born Nov. 24, 1931, to Thomas John and Dorothy Keating of New Jersey, and passed away Aug. 16, 2008. He was the husband of Eunice Ruth Keating for 53 years.

Mr. Keating was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife; his daughter, Donna Frances Liller; brother, Lawrence; and his sister, JoAnne.

Mr. Keating leaves to cherish his memory his loving daughter, Patricia Dorothy Keating; his granddaughter, Amber Leigh Nettles; sister, Karen Hinkus and husband, Norman; and numerous relatives and friends.

Mr. Keating was a Vietnam veteran, serving in both the Air Force and the Army.

Mr. Keating was a resident of Hampton since 1968. After his retirement from the Army, he worked at United Virginia Bank as a loan officer.

Mr. Keating’s remains will be interred next to his wife’s at Hampton Memorial Gardens. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. A celebration of Mr. Keating’s life will follow the service at his home in Hampton.

Arrangements by Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cat Corner in Hampton.

Source:, Originally Published: 23 August 2008, Viewed: 6 February 2012.

Vincent Joseph Keating (- 4 February 2012)

Vincent Joseph Keating

KEATING. – Vincent Joseph. Passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2012 Beloved husband of Meldra. Loved father of Margaret and Michael (Weston), Angela and Cley (Anderson), Carmel and Vince (Asdagi), Michael, Jennifer and Craig, Jamie and Yola. Loved Pa of Katie and J.C., Peter, Simon and Fran, Drew and Nick, Jessica and Ben, Trent, Samuel, Elly, Oscar and Ziggy. Thanks for our wonderful family. You fought the good fight Vin now reap your heavenly rewards. Loving you ‘always’ – Mel. See later paper for funeral details.

Published in Herald Sun on February 6, 2012

Source:, Originally Published: 6 February 2012 in the Herald Sun, Viewed: 7 February 2012.

Births – December 8, 2009

Births – December 8, 2009

WMHS Memorial Campus

Christy and Andy McCoy, Keyser, W.Va., a daughter, Avery Brooke, Nov. 13, 2009.

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center

Bethany and Aaron Alt, a daughter, Juliet Hyacinth Alt, Nov. 24, 2009. Paternal grandparents are Kathy and Andy Hill. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Phyllis Sagal.

Christopher Carlile and Jolene Shreve, Cumberland, a son, Carson Matthew Carlile, Nov 27, 2009. Maternal grandparents are John and Linda Keating, Beans Cove, Pa. Paternal grandparents are Clinton Carlile, Cumberland, and Georgia and Leroy Witt, Cumberland. Paternal great-grandparents are Eleanor Carlile, Wiley Ford, W.Va., and George and Phyllis Schupfer, Cumberland.

Source: Cumberland Times-News,, 7 December 2009, Viewed: 7 February 2012.

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:, Viewed: 7 February 2012.

Births – April 4, 2010

Births – April 4, 2010
Cumberland Times-News

— Western Maryland Regional Medical Center

Erik and Christina (Mullenax) Tippen, Cumberland, a son, Zachery Joseph Tippen, March 15, 2010. Maternal grandparents are Roger and Tammy Mullenax, Flintstone, and Tena and Mark Beal, Ridgeley, W.Va. Maternal great-grandparents are Rosalie Mullenax and the late Ralph Mullenax, Flintstone, and Helen Phillips and the late Keith Phillips Sr., Ellerslie. Maternal great-great-grandmother is Grethel Bennett, Flintstone. Pa-ternal grandparents are Edward and Sharon Tippen, Eckhart. Paternal great-grandparents are Mildred and the late Glenn Pryor, Eckhart, and the late Marguerite Keating, the late Charles Keating and the late George Tippen, Frostburg.

Source: Cumberland Times-News,,  3 April 2010,Viewed: 8 February 2012.

Marjorie Keating n̩e Haines (24 September 1923 Р21 January 2012)

Marjorie (Haines) Keating

Marjorie Haines Keating a long time resident of Devon and Strafford, PA., died January 21, 2012 at her home in Bryn Mawr. She was 88. Daughter of the late Wilbur and Alexandra Carrick Haines, she was born September 24, 1923 in Bryn Mawr. Midge was a graduate of the Westtown School and the University of Pennsylvania. An avid squash and tennis player at the Merion Cricket Club, she was Girls Junior Middle States Doubles Tennis Champion in 1941. She is survived by her daughter Rennie, of Chester Springs, son Andrew of New York, and grandchildren Scott and Elodie. Memorial services will be private. Funeral arrangements by McConaghy Funeral Home, Ardmore. www.mcconaghy

Published in Main Line Media News on February 7, 2012

Source:, Originally Published: 7 February 2012 in Main Line Media News, Viewed: 7 February 2012.

Kevin J. Keating (~1952 – 25 November 2011)

Kevin J. Keating

Kevin J. Keating, 59 Of Upper Darby, formerly of Overbrook

Kevin J. Keating, 59, passed away November 25, 2011. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School, class of 1971. He was the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Judge) Keating. Kevin was very kind and thoughtful, often “On a Mission” helping others. Survivors: Brother of James Keating (Colleen), Brian Keating (Kyran) and Joanne Quinn (Chris); also survived by nieces, nephews and many many friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM this Saturday January 14th in St. Laurence Church, West Chester Pike, Upper Darby Calling in church after 9:30 AM. Interment Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council 3132 Home Association, 2 N. Carol Blvd., Upper Darby, PA 19082. Arr: Stretch of Havertown Online Condolences:

Published in The Daily Times on January 10, 2012

Source:, Originally Published 10 January 2012, The Daily Times, Viewed: 6 February 2012.

Gerald Paul Keating (~1928 – 24 May 1989)

May 26, 1989

Gerald P. Keating

HAMPTON – Retired U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Gerald Paul Keating, 61, died Wednesday, May 24, in his home.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Keating was a Peninsula resident for 30 years and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hampton.

In 1976 he retired from the Army after 21 years He subsequently retired as distribution clerk from the U.S. Postal Service in 1981 after 13 years service.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia H. Keating; five daughters, Julie Guidera of Titusville, Fla., Mary Boguslaw of Lexington, Ky., Patricia Keating of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Jo Anne Keating and Katherine Keating, both of Hampton; one sister, Mary Swanton of Fairport, N.Y.; one brother, Eugene Keating of Rochester, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton section, by the Rev. Gerard E. Powers.

The family will be at the residence.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Buckroe Beach Rescue Squad, Hampton 23664.

Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home is in charge.

Source:, Originally Published: 26 May 1989, Viewed: 6 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:, Viewed: 1 February 2012.