Robert Keeley

Robert B. Keeley

Thursday, June 25th, 1936 - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Robert B. Keeley, 83, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born on June 25, 1936in Rochester, NY he was the son of late Gerry H. and Ida Mae Seaman Keeley. Bob was educated in the Poughkeepsie and Arlington School District. He became a member of Steamfitters Local 543, Yonkers, NY in 1954. He later became a Charter member of Local 201in Poughkeepsie that became Local 21, Peekskill, NY. Through the years he worked on many industrial and commercial projects in the area for various Union Mechanical contractors. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, camping in Vermont, Saranac Lake and the Adirondacks for many years, along with fishing trips with family. He was a member of the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church. Bob married the former Dora A. Bendix on April 26, 1958 at the Verbank Methodist Church in Verbank, NY. He is survived by his wife of 61 years at home, son Jeffrey Keeley (Patricia) of Poughkeepsie and his daughter Darlene Curtis (Denny) of Pleasant Valley, NY. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Clinton Keeley, Justin Keeley, Sarah Curtis and Kenny Curtis, as well as his sister Doris Ackert of Poughkeepsie and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his brother Gerald Keeley, Jr. The family would like to thank Dr. David Cho, Dr Sunil Khurana, Hudson Valley Hospice and the nurses at Vassar Bros. Medical Center for their care and concern during these difficult times. Visitation will be Monday, September 9, 2019, 4-8PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Services will be Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the family plot in Washington Hollow Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, NY. Donations can be made in Bob's memory to St. Jude's Hospital, Father Flanagans Boys & Girls Home or to the Disabled American Veteran's. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, September 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Interment

    Washington Hollow Cemetery
    Rt. 44
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Cheryl Remond

Posted at 11:37am know how far back in time our families go! It all started even before your house was built, when Charlie and Alice Remond lived next door! Wayne would pull Sheila in a wagon behind his bike on what was to be your property! And what a small world that you and Bob would end up babysitting our kids....Michael and Danielle! Wayne and I could never have picked a better couple than to help us with the babysitting until they went to school......and even afterwards...getting off the bus at your house! Bob made so many things for the kids.....from sleds to swing sets to Easter Bunny tracks in the living room! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such good care of Michael and Danielle, and for the long-time friendship we have endured with you both and your families! We consider you our extended family! We are always here for you, Dora, if you ever need or want anything! It's been a rough few years, but you stood by Bob thru all his suffering. You are an Angel and we love you!!

Cheryl and Wayne Remond

Kenneth Burnett

Posted at 03:29pm
Dearest Bobby,
You were my mentor. You were the first person I worked with in local 201, when I came in as a first year apprentice. You took me under your wing and molded me into the mechanic I became. You took your personal time to teach me how to weld. You were a ( TRUE ) friend from June 1983. You and Dora were very close to my heart. From work to personal, going fishing, and out on the town to visiting at each others houses, you were the best. I will miss you very much.
Your friend, your union brother Kenny Burnett

Kevin Lasko

Posted at 09:27am
Dora, Jeff, Darleen and Family - I am saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Sending you my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I often think fondly of my time growing up next door to your family. Again my condolences.

Kevin Lasko

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