William L. O'Keefe

TROY - William L. O'Keefe, age 88, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the SpringMeade Healthcare Center. He was born on May 27, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas and Alice (Kelleher) O'Keefe. William was married to Dorothy W. (Weber) O'Keefe his wife of 63 years and she preceded him in death on March 30, 2012. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna J. and Rick Houseman of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas W. and Betse O'Keefe of Villa Hills, Kentucky; one sister, Genevieve Beck of Peachtree City, Georgia; four grandchildren, Joel Houseman, Chris (Melvis) Houseman; Brett Houseman and Rachel (Kevin) Namaky. In addition to his parents and his wife, William was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen Cooper and Carol Cook and one brother, Thomas O'Keefe. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy and the Troy Elks Lodge. He was a WWII Army veteran where he was a POW held in Germany.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, with Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942 and Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.