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KEYS, JAY BURTON, 93, passed away October 30th, 2009. Born 12/15/15 in Detroit, Michigan. After serving in the army during WWII, JB moved with his family to Miami Beach in 1946. He graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1951. In 1952, he was admitted to both the Florida Bar and the Michigan Bar. He was one of the most respected real estate attorneys in South Florida. He served as the first president of the Keystone Point Homeowners Association. After his retirement in 1976, he traveled the world with his wife Shirley, as well as to his second home in Costa Rica. He loved talking about his early jobs as a stock board marker in Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as his experiences as an actor in Hollywood, and later at the Willow Run Playhouse in Detroit. Pre- deceased by his father Hyman Keys, mother Laura Keys and brother Alan Keys. Survived by wife Shirley Anne of 70 years, son Neal (Larysa) Keys, daughters Nancy (Si Jr.) Bloom, Carol (Neal Starkey) Keys, all of Miami, grandchildren Simon Bloom of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon (Justin Shacklett) Bloom, great granddaughters Clare Jaye and Bryce Anne of Boulder, Co. and brother Calvin Keys of Detroit, Mi. We will always love you. You were the best father, grandfather and husband possible. Services will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Temple Israel, located at 137 N.E. 19th Street. Internment to follow at Graceland Memorial Park, 4420 SW 8th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the Temple Israel Radio Fund. Arrangements by Blasberg-Rubin-Zilbert Memorial Chapels 305-865-2355 View this Guest Book at www. MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.
Published in the Miami Herald from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2009.
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