THOMAS J. O'KEEFE WHITING, IN Thomas J. O'Keefe, 72, of Whiting, passed away Monday, September 20, 2010 at the St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, Hammond. He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie O'Keefe who passed away January 8, 1975; beloved son of the late Daniel T. and Helen D. (Nemez) O'Keefe; cherished brother of Kathy (late Edward) Perry of Whiting and the late Daniel T. (late Ann) O'Keefe and Patrick M. O'Keefe; dear brother-in-law of Bonnie Zinn; nieces and nephews. In accordance with Thomas' wishes, funeral services were private. There was no visitation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting, IN. Tom O'Keefe was born on April 21, 1938 and was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. He was a graduate of Bishop Noll High School, Class of 1956, a retiree of the Ford Motor Company with a service of 34 years and was a member of the United Auto Workers, Local 551. Tom thoroughly enjoyed the great outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and nature lover. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. (219) 659-4400
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Published in The Times on Sept. 26, 2010