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Thomas Baird (Tom) Keefer


1921 - 2018
Thomas Baird (Tom) Keefer Obituary
Thomas (Tom) Baird Keefer

Tom Keefer passed away March 20, 2018 in Seattle at the age of 97. Tom was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering. During WWII he was a US Navy instructor in repair and maintenance of radar and sonar equipment. After his service, he made his career in sales of electrical instruments.

Tom found much comfort and satisfaction by creating beautiful things in his wood shop, traveling with his wife and their friends, and enjoying the activities and friends in his church.

Tom is preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth, his second wife Jean, his son Scott, and his stepdaughter Dayna Mandles. Tom is survived by his daughter Pamela Gaertner (Karl), son Thomas, grandchildren Rainer Gaertner, Sonnet Gaertner, Elizabeth Powers (Paul), Shane (Megan), Melanie Mandles (Arron); great grandchildren Caylee and Camden Powers, Owen and Liam Fitzgerald; and seven nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at

Saint Dunstan's Church,

722 North 145th Street,

Shoreline, Washington on April 7

at 2:00 PM in the afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Saint Dunstan's Church P.O. Box 33029, Shoreline, WA 98133.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 1, 2018
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