FR. KENNETH R. KEENE
1958 - 2019
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KEENE FR. KENNETH R.

Longtime pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, age 60, of Robinson Township. Diocesan born on September 25, 1958 in McKees Rocks, PA. Ordained on June 24, 1995 by Bishop Donald Wuerl at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA, incarnated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh on June 24, 1995. Former Parochial Vicar of St. Philip Parish, Crafton and Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge; Parochial Vicar, Administrator and Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, New Castle; Senior Parochial Vicar of St. John Newman Parish/Sacred Heart Parish/Assumption of the BVM, Pittsburgh. Father Ken served as Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, was the spiritual director of the Padre Pio Prayer Group, Member (elected) of the Priest Council and Confessor to the Little Sisters of the Poor. Son of Alvera and the late James Keene; brother of Gary (Frances), Michael (Barbara) and David (JoAnn) Keene; uncle of Jason, Lisa (Bob), Robyn (Josue), Mickey (Colleen), Christina, Marlena, Mallori (Mike), Rachel (Robb), David, Cassandra and the late Melissa; nephew of Sr. Maura and Sr. Marlene Luffy, Clara Keene and Marlene Luffy; also survived by several cousins and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends received Saturday, January 5 from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday, January 6 from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., at PITTSBURGH CREMATION AND FUNERAL CARE, 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. Translation to Holy Trinity Church, 5718 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township,  on Monday,  January 7 with visitation from 9-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Church or to the Father Ken Keene Memorial Scholarship Fund for Holy Trinity School, 5720 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.




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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
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Mass of Christian Burial
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32 entries
January 13, 2019
May he rest in peace.
Joseph Rozman
January 10, 2019
Victoria Bober
January 6, 2019
I will always remember sharing many spiritual and personal conversations with Father Ken. A particularly fond memory is of Ray, Fr Ken, myself and his Mom having an Italian dinner together in Florida. We had a lot of laughs and wine. He will be missed. My empathy is deep for your loss. Peace be with you in his memory. Love Carol Myers
Carol Myers
January 6, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Keene family.
Sheila Sipes Betts
January 6, 2019
Prayers and Sympathy to the Keene family. May he rest in eternal peace. Kira Family
Paul Kira
January 5, 2019
Sorry to hear about this lost I did not know him but it is a sad to hear of a lost
Paul Vasalech
January 5, 2019
To the family of Fr. Ken who helped our family in our time of grief these past 3 years of which we lost our mother and then a younger brother, whom Fr. Ken resided over their funerals, we pray for him and his family at their time of grief. Heaven has gained a Revered Guardian Angel to watch over his flock of Holy Trinity families.

Neimeyer Family.
January 4, 2019
Ken,
You are a good man, humble priest and nice friend.
dam nguyen
January 4, 2019
Prayers for the Keene family. Fr. Ken was a wonderful man. In my times of despair, he taught me that God has the better Plan. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:24)
Rest In Peace my friend.
Janet
January 4, 2019
My deepest sympathies for your loss. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
- Carole Sipes Caviness
January 4, 2019
Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. He is in heaven with the LORD. Blessed in the eyes of the LORD is the death of his saint (Psalm). May his soul rest in peace and all the souls in heaven rest in peace.
Jim Pope
January 4, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Father Kens passing
He was a wonderful priest Your family will be in our continued prayers
Glikes family
January 4, 2019
Fr. Keene was a wonderful, caring priest. Will never forget he came to our house to hear our confession due to our illness. When my husband, George died he celebrated George's funeral Mass and travelled to the Cemetery of the Alleghenies two days in a row to have his graveside blessing. It meant so much to us to have him there. So blessed are we.
Norma Hammer
January 4, 2019
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
January 4, 2019
TO THE ENTIRE KEENE FAMILY,
I WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF FATHER KEN'S PASSING, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY & CONDOLENCES. A NEW GUARDIAN ANGEL IS NOW WATCHING OVER YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS & IN MY PRAYERS.
MARK J. PENTLAND
January 4, 2019
Alvie and family....my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May God Bless
Jan LaBarge
January 3, 2019
A wonderful sole -
January 3, 2019
Fr. Keene was a breath of fresh air to Sacred Heart. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Fr. Ken.
John Scanlon
January 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Keene family. It was a pleasure to know and work with Fr. Ken. May he rest in peace.
Jill Johnson
January 3, 2019
All of us send our prayers and condolences..we have so so many memories with our family when the kids were younger..the family vacations and the amusement parks and the private masses held at Barb and Toms when Tom couldnt make it to the church..God has welcomed him with open arms..RIP cousin Ken
Cindy Micklo
January 3, 2019
My good friend and great confessor.May you be at peace in the Divine Paternal Heart of God Our FATHER.
Dr.Thomas Petrisko
January 3, 2019
Mike, Your brother has gone to be with the Lord, he is now in a place of no more sorrow, no more tears, no more pain, at home with the Lord. God's timing is perfect, however, we are left behind with the loss of a loved one, that made this life better for us. I'm sorry for your loss.
Lisa
LISA KEENEN
January 3, 2019
Dear brother in Christ it was an honor to know and work with you! Prayers for all, Fr. John W. Skirtich
January 3, 2019
To the Keene family,

My deepest sympathies to you and the Holy Trinity family.

Peggy Woods
PEGGY WOODS
January 3, 2019
Deepest sympathy on your loss.

Love and prayers for you all,

Bernadine Skraba
Bernadine Skraba
January 3, 2019
Alvie and family, I am so sorry for your loss and our loss (the Pittsburgh Diocese). Keeping you in my prayers.
Cathy O'Toole
January 3, 2019
God Bless you all in the Keene family in your time of loss. Father Kenneth is now smiling upon us from Heaven. God has already told him-Well done, my good and faithful servant as God immediately welcomed him to Heaven
Frank Cerrone
January 3, 2019
Alvera and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Following Kenny on Facebook gave me inspiration (his daily verses, etc.) as well as smiles (his other posts). He was a good and holy man, now in our Heavenly Father's arms. He will remain in our hearts forever. God bless you and may Kenny Rest In Peace.
Amy Traurig Molter
January 3, 2019
Dearest Mrs. Keene & Family, I'm am sorry for your loss. I had so many memories with Fr Ken. Bell Court was a great place to grow up in. So many kids to play sports, release, hide & go seek, cub scouts, pick berries, ride bikes, sled ride down bell Court's large hill. I still remember: Fr Ken was our manager/ball boy at HTS boys' basketball, our school bus rides to Bishop Canevin. Then we all moved on in life & attended each other weddings. Then Fr. Ken returned to be pastor at HT. I remember his 1st blessing he gave me when he became a priest. I will miss the occasional zinger he sent my way @ HT's Building & Grounds Committee Meetings & the many Penguins texts. BUT, most of all I will cherish the 4 days Fr Ken, Mrs. Keene, my mom & I spent @ my place at Conneaut Lake. All these memories will last me a lifetime. RIP my next-door neighbor, my friend, my Pastor.
Tim Hartman
Tim Hartman
January 3, 2019
Pontoon ride @ Conneaut Lake
Tim Hartman
January 3, 2019
Baptized my grandson
Tim Hartman
January 3, 2019
TO THE ENTIRE KEENE FAMILY,
I WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF FATHER KEN'S PASSING, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY & CONDOLENCES. A NEW GUARDIAN ANGEL IS NOW WATCHING OVER THE KEENE FAMILY. YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS & IN MY PRAYERS.
MARK J. PENTLAND
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