O'Keefe, Bernard Francis
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79, of Apache Junction AZ passed away on September 27 2013. During his life Bernie served in the Air Force for four years as an F-86 crew chief. Most important to him was his life with his wife Josephine Talamante, raising his 10 children, 20 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived by his older sister Betty Barnes and younger brother Fred O'Keefe. His eight living children are son Bernie and wife Patricia, daughter Marie Hill and husband Roy, son Dennis and wife Tracy, son Fred, daughter Ann O'Keefe, son Donald and wife Kathie, son Greg, son Patrick and wife Lori. His wife of more than 50 years Josephine and daughters Darlene and Cruz preceded him in death. A funeral mass will be held at St George's
Catholic church in Apache Junction on Thursday, October 10th. A rosary will be said at 10:00 AM and the service will be at 10:30 AM. Bernie's cremated remains will be interred at a future date. Instead of flowers please make donations to veteran programs or cancer charities.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 6, 2013