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Mariele Keymel Obituary
Keymel, Mariele

New York City: Friday, August 26, 2011 passed away of cancer in New York City where she resided for many years. She was a concert pianist, teacher, and Steinway & Sons Sales Representative. A native of Rochester, Ms. Keymel was a magna cum laude graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and received her Masters degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati following a year's study in Florence, Italy at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts. While in Italy, Mariele participated in the performance of the complete Beethoven Piano sonatas at the Palazzo Vecchio. She had her debut performance at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Before coming to New York City, she taught at Miss Porter's School, the Hartford Conservatory and Xavier University. Mariele delighted young audiences introducing them to classical music by combining the music with story telling. Mariele worked as a music educator at New York's Diller-Quaile School of Music for several years before joining the sales staff at Steinway Hall. She was employed by Steinway & Sons at the time of her death. Mariele was predeceased by her sister, Linda in 1969; mother, Margaret in 2010. She is survived by her father, Jacob Keymel of Rochester, NY; sisters, Patti (Elton) Schulz, Janice (John) Pardo, Suzanne (Martin) Ward, all of Rochester, NY, Elizabeth (Steve) Treglia of Mineola, NY; brothers, James, Michael and Jonathan of Rochester, NY; many loving relatives and special friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, September 26th, at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, October 3 at 10:30 AM at St. Francis de Sales Church, 135 East 96th St., New York, NY., 10128. Contributions may be made in Mariele's memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065 or St. Francis de Sales Church, 135 East 96th St., New York, NY 10128. For more information, please visit: MeesonFamily.com

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Sept. 4 to Sept. 25, 2011
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