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John Keenan, a South Bay resident who built his Torrance-based insurance business into one of the largest privately-held brokerage and consulting firms in the country while prioritizing his employees and customer service, has died. He was 84.
Keenan, chairman of Keenan & Associates on Crenshaw Boulevard, died Wednesday afternoon at Torrance Memorial Medical Center with family members at his side. Doctors discovered Keenan had a brain tumor when he suffered a stroke on Saturday, his son, Phil Keenan said Thursday.
Despite his condition, Keenan spent Sunday and Monday calling in his company's administrators and his family members to his hospital room to instruct them on how to run the business without him, his son said.
"He managed his death like he managed his company," his son said. "He did it his way."
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 5, 2014
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