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Rosemary F. Ketchel

Rosemary F. Ketchel, (nee Digney) of Delran, NJ and most recently, Charlottesville, VA, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016 with her family by her side. A native of the Olney section of Philadelphia, Rosemary attended Little Flower grade school, and Palmyra High School, after moving to Palmyra, NJ. Rosemary loved singing and performing in theater in high school. After high school, she married Richard Ketchel, her beloved husband of 62 years. They started RK Metals together in 1973, where she was Vice President and Treasurer for 25 years. They enjoyed travel, their home and friends on Long Beach Island and the Spray Beach Yacht Club, and winters in Hobe Sound, Florida. Rosemary also volunteered throughout her life with Crossroads Runaway Shelter, Contact Hotline, Alliance for a Living Ocean, The Long Beach Island Museum and the Salvation Army.

Rosemary is survived by her husband Richard K.Ketchel, and her children; Karen Eubank and her husband Jim, Richard Ketchel, Patricia Ketchel-Dew and her husband Roderick Dew, and Kimberly Ketchel and her partner Sara Ferguson. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren; Julie and her fiance Matt Klinman, Jenna and Jake Eubank, Jillian Stach, and her husband Sean Stach, Kevin, Jason, Dylan, and Jessica Ketchel, and 2 great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sean Stach. Also surviving are her sister Marita Digney, and her brother Michael Digney and his companion Carol Seng, and many nieces and nephews.

Her service and internment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance for a Living Ocean, PO Box 2250, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008; www.livingocean.org.
Published in Beach Haven Times on Dec. 1, 2016
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