Andrew Keeler

Andrew Joseph


12/11/90 - 12/1/12

Andrew Joseph Keeler, 21 of Pace, Fl passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Andrew was born at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD on December 11, 1990.

He was a tight-end on the Pace Patriots Football Team and graduated from Pace High School in 2010. He continued his education and received his Florida Fire Fighter II Certification and was enrolled in Pensacola State College's EMT Program. Andrew was a third generation Fire-Fighter. He was employed at Pace Fire and Rescue and Pep Boys Auto Service and Tires.

Andrew loved fire-fighting, fishing, off-roading, working on cars, hanging out with friends and family, going down to the beach, and sitting in an open field watching the stars while talking about life's challenges.

He is preceded in death by his great grandfather, Floyd Keeler and grandfather, Salvatore Inserra

Andrew is survived by his parents, Christopher

and Patricia Keeler; sister, Stephanie Keeler,

grandparents; Ken and Lily Keeler and Mary Inserra; aunts and uncles; Amy and Joe Rosato, Maria and Tim Irwin, Donna and Don Rixford, Diane and Bill Murphy, Kathleen and Brian Smith, Mark and Theresa Inserra, Michael and Christine Inserra, Robert Inserra, Kelly and John Orr, and Jackie and Evan Kreider;

cousins; Andrea Murphy, John and Nick Inserra, Chris Ketchum, Michael Rixford, Joey Rosato, Jack and Jenna Irwin, Brianna Smith, Kayleigh and Alex Goworek and Emily Orr.

A Selfless and Amazing Son, Friend and Fire-Fighter.

Family will receive friends from 5-7PM on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel.

Funeral service will be held at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 10AM on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 with Rev. Msgr. Stephen Bosso, officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.

Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel handling arrangements.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Dec. 6, 2012