Patricia Ann "Pat" Keefe

1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Patricia Ann "Pat" Keefe Obituary
Keefe, Patricia "Pat" Ann LA JOLLA -- Patricia Ann Keefe, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died unexpectedly on March 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was 74. Pat was born on September 17, 1939 to S. Harper Core and Ruth Repine Core at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She and her older brother, Harper, grew up in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania climbing trees and riding bicycles. She graduated from Shaler High School in 1957 and Edinboro College in 1961 with a Bachelor's degree in teaching. While teaching fifth grade in Pittsburgh, Pat met the love of her life, Bob. They both moved to Los Angeles where she pursued Graduate work in education at UCLA. The two were married on July 9, 1966 in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania. She continued to teach until she retired to raise their three sons. Pat and Bob moved to La Jolla in 1970. Pat enjoyed volunteering at the elementary and high school level as well as at the St. Vincent de Paul Center. She was an avid tennis player, golfer and skier. She was a member of the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club and La Jolla Country Club where she was active in the Women's Golf Association and Happy Hackers. She loved Mammoth Mountain where she and Bob hiked in the summer and skied in the winter. When the water warmed at La Jolla Shores, she was a regular with her bathing cap and Boogie board. Above all, Pat was never still, whether it was sports, travel, or playing with her grandchildren, she always had to be busy. Pat was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Robert E Keefe, her sons Robert (Irene) of La Jolla, Brian (Karol) of Melbourne, Australia and Daniel (Patricia) of San Diego; grandchildren Grace and Angie of San Diego, Ines and Maya of Melbourne, Australia and Margaret and William of San Diego; her brother, Harper, two nieces, two nephews, and too many friends to count. Memorial Mass will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, La Jolla, California. Donations in Pat's honor can be made to Father Joe's Villages at:
Published in U-T San Diego on Mar. 23, 2014
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