Formerly of Morris Plains NJ. Died July 26th 2021 in Seattle WA.
Deac was born March 21, 1931 in Morristown NJ.
He served in the US Air Force during the Korean war.
He worked for many years at Automatic Switch company in Florham Park NJ. He also spent much of his free time as a bartender at many establishments around the area, enjoying the company of many friends.
He relocated in 1997 to Seattle WA. Where he enjoyed spending time with his grand-children.
He is survived by his sisters, Ruth Drum of Emporium PA. And Pat Sarinelli, also of Emporium PA.; His Daughter and son in law, Sherry and Collin Ainsworth of Edmonds WA. His Son, Larry Keenan of Mukilteo WA. His Grand-Children, Devon Hamblett of Fresno CA, and Chris Hamblett, Edmonds WA, currently serving in the US Navy.
Deac loved to go for long walks, stopping for a pint of Guinness. He was extremely proud of his Irish Heritage. Loved to cook up a special dinner. He never met a person that wasn't a friend.
At his request, no services will be held.
Published by Daily Record from Aug. 19 to Aug. 22, 2021.
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I work at Deac's church, St. Mark in Shoreline, Deac was one of my favorite email correspondents with his stories of Ireland and bartending on the east coast of the US. He thought it was hilarious that I am "IBM" (Irish by Marriage). He would always ask about my husband's hurling and his story of being gifted a hurly in Croke Park still makes my husband jealous! He will be missed. I'm so sorry I didn't know earlier-but there were no services?