Richard Keenan

Portland, Oregon

1924 - 2019


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Richard 'Dick' KeenanNov. 20, 1924 - Aug. 8, 2019 Mr. Keenan died of conditions related to natural causes Aug. 8, 2019. He was 94 years of age. He was born Nov. 20, 1924 in Saint Vincent Hospital, Portland. He lived his entire life in the Metro area of Clark County, Wash., and Multnomah County,...

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I met Richard 3 years ago while visiting the Pythian Apartments in Vancouver and enjoyed many conversations in the cafeteria and lobby with him. Richard was always positive and upbeat-very refreshing. He was a wealth of knowledge and I often thought how Blessed his students, family and friends were just to know him. He was a kind, thoughtful and welcoming man and I consider myself to be very blessed to know him. RIP Richard.

Richard came into our health club after retirement. He was a member for over 25 years and was an inspiration to so many. We were thrilled to get postcards from his many travels around the world and he would encourage to do the same . I don't believe I have ever met anyone as sharp as Richard, at any age. He remembered our birthdays, anniversaries, or even the passing of loved ones. Richard took the time to visit my mom back in Massachusetts during one of his trips. Pragmatic to the end,...

My heart is so heavy with the loss of my friend Dick. He would of course bring humor to my life anytime I was down. He would listen and then somehow have me smiling or laughing. So that is what we need now. One of Dick's stories. Even in his 90s he would ride transit. I loved the story of Dick misunderstanding a transit official who was trying to prevent Dick from climbing the stairs in one of the older cars of the MAX train. The doors opened and there were the stairs. He didn't have time...

Mr. Keenan was my typing teacher at Estacada High School. He never raised his voice and was so patience with us trying to figure out the typewriter. If he did get upset, he would say, "50 lashes with a wet noodle". He was a great teacher! RIP Mr. Keenan! Marlene (Price) Zink

I remember Mr Keenan from the early l980's. He had only recently retired, and was doing all the things that he had meant to do, but never quite was able to do. Now that he had time, he was busier than I could have imagined.
One of the things he became involved with was attending a Clown School (I did not even know such things existed), simply because he had always wanted to do that.
He was always cheery, always busy, always looking forward to something. He was an...

I remember Richard Keenan as a very funny and self-deprecating individual. I knew him shortly after his retirement, in the early l980's, and he was an inspiration to everyone. He always had something interesting to say, or something that he was involved with (I recall him telling us about classes he was taking to become a clown, at a bona fide clown school, no less). Just because he had always wanted to do that, and so now he had the opportunity,.
It is a testament to how...

Rest in peace Dick...
Joe and Shelley Pierce