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John "Pat" KEENAN Obituary
KEENAN, John "Pat" Mr. John "Pat" Keenan, born on August 16, 1935 in Rochester, New York, to the late Mildred and Walter, passed away at age 82 on August 9, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Pat attended St. Ambrose grammar school and Aquinas Institute High School in Rochester and John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. While at John Carroll, Pat lettered in both basketball and golf. Following college, Pat served proudly as a 1st Lt. in the US Army for three years with his most memorable assignment being in Larochelle, France, He was then in the Business forms industry at Cooley Business Forms Co as an Area Manager in Syracuse NY until retiring in 1995 after a 30 year career. Pat then fulfilled a passion in the Golf industry at New York State Golf Association as an Exec Director until retiring in 2003. Pat was the loving husband of Jacqueline. He was preceded in death by his brother, Shelden Keenan. Pat is survived by his son, Brian Keenan; daughters, Patricia Hager and Maureen Keenan; daughter-in-law Cynthia Keenan and son-in-law Brad Hager; grandchildren, Nicholas and Brianna Keenan, Logan Keenan, Blake and Pierce Hager; nephews, Christoper and Shaun Keenan and niece, Maura Keenan Boselowitz; and brother-in-law James Mangin and wife Patricia also sister-in-law Nancy Mangin Palvino along with their children. Pat loved family, people, golf and Syracuse University sports. He lived each day of his life with great integrity exemplified by the character of a true gentleman. Many of his best memories were on the golf course at Oak Hill CC in Rochester, N.Y. where he was a club champion in 1963, Bellevue CC in Syracuse, N.Y. where he also won a club championship in 1967 and lastly at Bear Lakes CC in West Palm Beach where he won a senior club championship in 2004. Pat's other golf accomplishments include qualifying for 2 USGA Junior championships and being recognized for his volunteer work with the USGA and the PBCGA. Pat worked 26 consecutive USGA Junior championships across the country. Pat was the ultimate American born Irishman and loved happy hours at Paddy Macs with his "Corner Club" buddies. A celebration of Pat's life will be held on what would have been his 83rd birthday, August 16 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola located at 9999 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of the following organizations: Florida State Golf Association foundation for Future golfers: https://www.fsga.org/Home/FoundationGift, New York State Golf Association scholarship fund : https://www.nysga.org/foundation-donate or Trustbridge Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County: https://trustbridgefoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate-now/.
Published in The Palm Beach Post on Aug. 12, 2018
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