John P. Keane "Jack", MD
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SALISBURY—John P. Keane "Jack", MD, 73, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake surrounded by his loving family. Born on Sept. 1, 1939, he was the son of the late John P. Keane and Margaret Keane.
Jack had a love of knowledge, friendship and above all family.
He dedicated his life to serving others as a caring compassionate physician.
To those who knew him, his animated sense of humor and love of a good joke were something to be looked forward to, and he enjoyed sharing these gifts with everyone.
A native of Boston, Mass., Dr. Keane came to Salisbury from the Cleveland Clinic, where he completed his residency in urology. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Keane was a member of the kidney transplant team. He was a member of the American Medical Association the Association of Military Surgeons, the Southern Medical Association and the American Fertility Society. Dr. Keane received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Boston College where he was president of the university student government and received the Stanton Prize as the outstanding pre medical student. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont; College of Medicine where he was the recipient of the Carey Prize in anatomy, the Lamb Prize in clinical medicine and was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Dr. Keane did his internship at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester N.Y. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy serving both aboard ship and in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Newport R.I.
Growing up in a challenging environment; he learned the importance of hard work and the value of education. In 1979, a traumatic brain injury required him to retrain as a radiologist at the University of Pennsylvania. The lessons from his youth enabled him to handle this challenge. This difficult transition was successful and he returned four years later, to serve the Salisbury community at PRMC and AGH. He provided medical care to the eastern shore for 21 years before his retirement in 1997. Following his retirement, he traveled the world enjoying exotic locations with his family and friends. His caring and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.
He died on Monday following a long illness and is survived by his wife, Marilyn, children; John Brian Keane (Christine Trebellas), Melanie Keane Shepherd (Chris Shepherd) and Dr. Andrea Keane-Myers (Dr. Trevor Myers); and four grandchildren (Griffin Myers, Perrin Myers, Kate Keane and Elizabeth Keane); brother, William Keane MD and a sister, Deborah Taylor.
He has known Marilyn since childhood and their marriage lasted 49 wonderful years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. A visitation will be held one hour prior the service.
In lieu of flowers please consider the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, N.Y. 10001. or Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, Md. 21804. To send condolences to the family please visit www.hollowayfh.com.
Published in The Daily Times on July 12, 2013