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John W. Keels Jr. (1935 - 2013)

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Keels Jr., John W.

John W. Keels Jr., a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died February 19, 2013. He was 78. Mr. Keels was born on February 7, 1935 to John W. and Queen Elizabeth Williams Keels in Tarrytown. He was a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He was the founder and director of the Community Opportunity Center in Tarrytown. He was also a member of the NAACP as well as a 46 year member of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns.

He is survived by his wife, Bertie Sowell Keels of Tarrytown. He is also survived by his son, John (Dori) and his wife Nancy Keels of Peekskill and Michael A. (Joan) of Durham, NC. In addition, he is survived by his 2 grandchildren, Justin and Tiana, his great-grandson, Jermaine, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and a host of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Pamela Lane Eickler and his brother, David.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at COFFEY FUNERAL HOME INC. in Tarrytown. His Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM on Saturday night at the funeral home. His interment will be held at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on Monday at 11 AM.

Coffey Funeral Home

91 North Broadway

Tarrytown, NY 10591


Published in the The Journal News from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013
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