Leo Richard Keeran, 71 of Delaware passed away Thursday morning April 24, 2014 at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
He was born May 7, 1942 in Columbus to Chauncey and Nina (Nichols) Keeran.
In his younger years, Richard enjoyed coaching his son in Little League and later watching his grandchildren play sports and spending time with his family. He enjoyed his retirement years and was an avid sports fan and enthusiast. He loved sports trivia and listening to sports radio. He especially liked cheering for and watching the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oakland Raiders. He also was a fan of Indiana Hoosiers basketball and Bobby Knight. He loved his hometown of Delaware, especially the Little Brown Jug. He also enjoyed horses, cardinals and coffee time and conversation with his friends at McDonalds and Tim Horton's. He liked listening to Oldies music especially Ricky Nelson and singing along the best he could.
Affectionately known by his family as "Dicker", he will be deeply missed, cherished and remembered by his son Rick (Cathy) Keeran of Marion; daughters Angie (Lance) Brookes of Marion and Mary (Caleb) Carson of Prospect; 7 grandchildren Lyndsi (Donald) Ahossin, Michael Brookes, Taylor and Chase Kimbleton, Caleb Carson Jr. and Calyn and Calix Carson; brother Donald Keeran of Davenport, California; sister Norma Hermann of Galena; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including a special niece Valerie Neitzelt. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends on Sunday April 27th from 2 - 5 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Monday April 28th at 1:00 pm with Rev. Greg Masteller officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Contributions in Richard's memory may be given to the Arthur James Cancer Hospital for research; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center
1510 West William Street Delaware, OH 43015
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Apr. 26, 2014