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Richard Thomas "Dick" O'Keefe

Richard "Dick" Thomas O'Keefe Born Sept. 29, 1923, in San Francisco, entered into rest Dec. 17, 2006, in Greenbrae with his family by his side. Dick was predeceased by his parents Martin and Hannah; brother, Martin Jr.; sister, Geraldine and brother, Bill. He is survived by son, Tim; sister, Mary Bentham; in-laws, Al Bentham and Laurel O'Keefe and numerous nieces & nephews. Dick attended St. James High School where he was active in sports. He was inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame. Later he attended Santa Clara University where he was in the first group inducted into their athletic Hall of Fame. During WWII, Lieutenant O'Keefe served with the 6th Marine Division in China. Returning, he played in the NBA with the Washington Capitols. Later, he had a long career as a security chief for several companies, including Matson's luxury liner services. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. James, 1086 Guerrero St., San Francisco, on March 15, 2007 at 1:30pm.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2007
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