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September 18, 2018

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July 30, 2018
Some reason I was thinking of Dr Keener tonight and I found his obituary. How sad. He was my band director at Miamisburg High School my senior year and I remember him fondly. He also taught me how to sing a little louder, he gave me confidence
I never knew I had. He deserved more respect than I gave him. He was a great man.
February 27, 2018
The Wright State University Retirees Association extends our condolences to the family of David Keener. We also wish to acknowledge his years of service to our University.
February 24, 2018
I learned of David Keener's passing by a text, while in the middle of teaching a college bassoon lesson. It's not unusual for me to take a glance, when I hear a ring, and check if a message is urgent and deserves an immediate response. When I read the text my heart just sank...I just sat in silence. I learned recently Dave had been fighting cancer for quite a while--which seemed unimaginable since I had run into him several times conducting bands with his usual passionate drive and musical insights. We talked and he inquired how things were going teaching and playing in the symphony. It was always great to see him and that smile--remembering he started me on my musical journey many years before at Dixie. Because of my long silence, my student asked, "What was wrong?" I replied, "My beginning band director just passed away." She immediately responded, "We don't have to continue this lesson if you don't want to." I paused and reflected momentarily and said, "No, we have to...because that is what Mr. Keener would want us to do. He would not be happy if he knew I wasted your lesson time not looking at all the details and nuances in your solo you have to perform.
Dave Keener defied the world. While cultures, politicians and lawyers argue what denotes a lie and truth, Dave was like the Rock of Gibraltar in a turbulent sea. He set the standards and anchored it by his personal example and required it in his work and classrooms. He also rejected the world's view of accepting mediocre results and the word "can't". Dave did know, and fervently preached, "we can" and "we will succeed". He would lead you, teach you and motivate you so your road led to success...but you better darn well practice while taking his highway! Dave lived in the "details" with his faith, family, students, professionals and life. I will miss you Mr. Keener...my teacher, ardent supporter, colleague...but most of all friend. My very deepest condolences to all the Keener Family...
February 23, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Karen and your boys from David's Brombaugh cousin, John, who hasn't known where you and David were living on the south side of Rt. 35 east of Dixie High School where I used to visit you prior to moving to Oregon and lost the ways to find where you lived after many moves till you went back to the wonderful old Keener farm. I'll missed getting to see you in the last 40 years but hadn't forgotten you. Love from Christa and me - John, the pipe organ builder who becomes 81 next Thursday.