Andrew Joseph Keeler
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 was 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; and 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 5-7 PM on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel. Funeral service will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 10 AM 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 ishandling arrangements.