GLOUCESTER - Richard L. Keep, born August 14, 1935 died Sunday morning June 30, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was born in St. Paul, MN and resided in Gloucester, VA. Richard retired from the United States Navy
after 20 years and was a Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Keep of 52 years; 6 children and their spouses, Mary and Chris Roketenetz, Elaine Smith and Steve Goldfarb, Sylvia and Duane Black, Richard and Susie Mahoney, Patty Keep and Jerry Caldwell and Cindy and James Childrey; sister, Mary Jane Keep; 11 grand and 13 great grandchildren. A Christian Funeral Liturgy, officiated by Reverend James Cowles will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Gloucester, with military honors. Inurnment will be private. In memory of our beloved husband and father, contributions may be sent to the
, c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, Virginia 23072. Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.