KEATING, EDWARD THOMAS Ed died peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 16, 1926, Ed was raised an only child in Piermont, New York, on the Hudson River, by Edward Paul Keating and Jennie Olson Keating. Ed graduated from Holy Cross College, joined the Navy, and entered submarine school. He served as an officer on submarines in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf. Ed met Pat through his college roommate, who had just married her sister, Irene. He and Pat corresponded, then dated for two years, and married on September 1, 1950. After retirement from the Navy, Ed graduated from Harvard Business School. His career included work with Raytheon, Picker Nuclear, and as president of DatagraphiX, Inc., a subsidiary of General Dynamics. In his free time, Ed taught business at Northeastern College, and later was active on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and the Board of Overseers at UCSD. Ed was a scout leader and coached Little League. He loved swimming, fishing and camping with his family and enjoyed discussions, arguments and conversation with people - all people. Ed loved to travel. He was a history buff and enjoyed researching places he visited. Dedicated to his family, Ed was a loving and supportive parent, inspiring and challenging his children and grandchildren to reach their full potential through education and being caringly responsible. He is survived by his beloved and loving wife, "Patti", his son, Edward (Meg), and daughters Kristine, Kimberly, and Kara (David), grandchildren, Kieran (Charles), Robyn (Eric), Michael, Maureen, Nicole, Renee, Amanda, John and Joseph, and a great-granddaughter, Isla. His Memorial Mass was held at All Hallows Catholic Church on January 11, 2013. Donations in remembrance of Ed may be made to The Salvation Army or Holy Cross College. Everyone will remember his great smile. He will be deeply missed.

Published in U-T San Diego on Jan. 20, 2013