July 21, 1943 – April 12, 2019
John William Keating Jr., 75, of Essex, died on April 12, 2019.
Born on July 21, 1943, and raised in Howard Park, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Sara (Pope) Keating.
On Jan. 8, 1966, he married Mary (Migan) Keating, daughter of the late Albert and Rita (Hobbs) Migan.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Keating is survived by his children, son, John III and wife, Theresa; daughter, Rita, and son, Patrick and wife, Diana, as well as beloved grandchildren, Marina and John “Will” IV. He is also survived by siblings, Patty, Joan, Sally, Kitty, Denny, Terry, Michael, Joe, and Mary Lynne.
Mr. Keating joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964 and spent 20 years in the service of his country. He concluded his career as an instructor at the Senior NCO Academy in Alabama with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.
After a second career in the data communications industry, he retired to Frostburg, where he finished a long-delayed bachelor’s degree, graduating at the age of 70 in December 2013.
John was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and Maryland’s Early V8 Ford Club. He enjoyed reading, fishing with his grandchildren, and working on his cars.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg from 4 to 7 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy at St. Michael Church, Frostburg, on Wednesday April 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ed Hendricks as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 14, 2019
(Keating, John W., III. “John William Keating Jr.” Cumberland Times-News, Cumberland Times News Obituaries, 14 Apr. 2019, obituaries.times-news.com/obituary/john-keating-jr-1074035295?ckprm=1.)