Obituary – Robert F. Keating (1943 – 2006)

Robert F. Keating / Consulting engineer for Westinghouse
April 23, 1943 – Aug. 20, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006
By Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Robert F. Keating, who worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. for more than 30 years, died Sunday at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. He was 63.

He had a heart attack two days earlier while taking a lunch break at Westinghouse’s Waltz Mill site.

Mr. Keating, of Level Green, was a consulting engineer who specialized in repairing steam generator tubes used in nuclear plants. He worked at plants in the United States and other countries, helping utility companies solve steam generation issues and extending the usefulness of the expensive equipment. He held several patents for repair techniques.

A native of Atlantic City, N.J., he graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1967 in mechanical engineering. After college, he worked for Alcoa in New Kensington, General Electric in Cincinnati and at Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Schenectady, N.Y., before returning to Western Pennsylvania in the early 1970s to work for Westinghouse.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; five children, Elizabeth Keating of Brookline, Dr. Robert Keating of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dr. James Keating of Hemet, Calif., Rebecca Leventopoulos of Level Green and Patricia Urso of Olympia, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. at St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford.

Source: “Obituary: Robert F. Keating / Consulting engineer for Westinghouse, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, 24 August 2006, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06236/715887-122.stm.”

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