Frank Keenan

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  • "Dear Aunt Eleanor, I was so sorry to hear that Uncle Frank..."
    - Kay Keenan Collins
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LITTLETON, N.C. - Frank Miller Keenan, of Littleton, NC, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Charleston on August 16. He was born November 3, 1921 in Augusta, GA where he attended Richmond Academy and Augusta College. Frank served his country in the Marine Corps as a fighter pilot in the Pacific theater during WWII and in the Korean Conflict. His love of aviation shaped his career. Frank was a commercial pilot for Eastern Airlines, and then became a test pilot for Northrup Aircraft. Continuing at Northrup, he became a marketing representative and worked for many years in Southern California, Washington, DC, and Iran, specializing in fighter jets. He retired to Lake Gaston, NC where he welcomed family and friends, created treasured stained glass art, and taught countless people how to water ski. Frank was married to his beloved wife, Eleanor Gleason Keenan, for 67 years. Together they raised a loving family that included a daughter and four sons. Frank is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughter, Teresa Keenan Reid (Charles); and sons, Michael Keenan (Laura), Patrick Keenan (Nancy), Kyle Keenan (Joanne), Kevin Keenan (Lisa), ten grandchildren, three great granddaughters and nieces Mary McCarthy and Patricia Atha of Augusta. A celebration of Frank s life will be held privately on Labor Day weekend at Frank and Eleanor s home in Littleton, North Carolina.


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