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Keith Deja


1952 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Keith Deja Obituary
Deja, Keith
1952 - 2017
Keith Deja, age 65, beloved brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at home. Born January 7, 1952 in Columbus, OH, where he graduated from East High School and Capital University. Keith was a retired teacher who taught in Columbus, OH and Union City, CA. Preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Benetta Chandler Donaldson, brother Marc A. Donaldson, and a host of beloved aunts and uncles. Survived by sister, Benin Dakar (Marcia); uncle, Benjamin H. Chandler, Jr. (Lynnell); niece, Dr. Maleka Donaldson; great niece, Naomi Gramling; sister-in-law, Cynthia Donaldson; special cousins, Jodi and Aidan Blacksher; cousins, Ron (Vickii) Newnham and Angelita Hughes; dear friends, Dwight Bolen and Mary McClendon; and a host of family and friends. Keith was an eternal optimist and his positive outlook touched many lives. He will be sadly missed. Memorial Service 10 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where his family will receive friends 9 a.m. until the start of service. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory can be made to the Capital University Education Dept. To express condolences to Keith's family, please visit his online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 13, 2017
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