WRIGHTSVILLE Gerald S. Keller, 71, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Graciela R. (Maihuiri) Keller, with whom he spent 11 years with and married on December 14, 2006. A celebration of life tribute service will held at 10 a.m. Friday at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, with Certified Celebrant Betty Frey officiating. Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Manheim Fairview Cemetery in Manheim with Military Rites presented by PA National Guard. Gerald was born on July 20, 1941, in Lancaster, a son of Mildred M. (Springer) Keller of Lancaster and the late Charles L. Keller. Following high school Mr. Keller served in the U.S. Navy and upon discharge graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. He worked as a chef for Enck's Custom Catering. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed roller skating in his younger years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Keller is survived by a son, Andrew Charles Keller; a stepson, Joseph and wife Audra Cabrera of York; a stepdaughter, Jaclyn Cabrera of Red Lion; a granddaughter, Luna Cabrera; a sister, Charlotte and husband Tom Kircher of Reading; two nieces, Chris Kircher of New Jersey and Connie Smith of Reading; and an uncle, Dick Springer of Reading. Memorial contributions may be made to Philadelphia Children's Alliance, 42 S 15th St., Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Send condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 23, 2013