JOHN C. KEENEY "Jack"
On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Jack Keeney passed away at home in Kensington, MD. Beloved husband of the late Eugenia "Gena" Brislin Keeney and brother of the late James W. and Mary L. Keeney; loving father of John C. Keeney, Jr. (Kathleen Gunning); Terence J. Keeney (Regina Markey Keeney); Jeanmarie Keeney; Joan V. Keeney, and Kathleen R. Keeney (David G. Smith); grandfather of Teresa, Anne, Jackie and Katherine Keeney; uncle of numerous nieces and nephews; cherished friend and colleague to his Department of Justice family. A legend in federal legal circles, Keeney was a mainstay at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served for nearly 60 years under 12 U.S. presidents and 23 attorneys general, retiring in September 2010 as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division. His numerous honors included the highest awards from the Department of Justice, the D.C. Bar, and the Federal Bar Association. The Department of Justice building at 1301 New York Avenue, N.W., bears his name; and his portrait is the only one of a career government lawyer in a Department of Justice building. He was born on February 19, 1922 in Ashley, PA to James Maurice and Mae Clarke Keeney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Wheaton, MD. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Archdiocesan Legal Network, www.catholiccharitiesdc.org
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