Francis Keohane

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Francis J. Keohane

NEWARK: Francis J. "Holmes" Keohane, Sr, age 79, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, at Arlington Nursing Home. He was born October 10, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James Francis and Anna (McFadden) Keohane.

Mr. Keohane was a professional chef who specialized in creating many dishes. His favorite which was loved by all of his neighbors in Xenia, Ohio was spaghetti and meatballs.

He is survived by a son, Francis John Keohane of Reynoldsburg; a stepson, John Edward Castle; a stepdaughter, Patricia L. Castle both of Xenia; and a granddaughter, Christina Marie Keohane of Pickerington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Viola Keohane, who passed away in 2005.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please visit to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Keohane family.


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Published in the Advocate on May 3, 2014
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