Robert Keefer of Naples, Florida entered into rest November 7, 2013 at the Avow Hospice in Naples, FL. He was 88.
Robert was the son of the late Russell and Ida Russell Keefer, He was born October 29, 1925 in Pennsylvania.
Bob served in the United States Army and Navy for total of twenty seven years. Bob was a veteran of World War II, The Korean War, and The Vietnam War. Following his retirement from service, he was employed at Ciba-Geigy & Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Companies.
Robert is survived by his wife, Shirley Corbett Keefer of Naples, Florida, daughters; Linda Knevel and husband Rick, of Florida, June Geiger and husband Roland of Connecticut and Kim Keefer of Maryland. Grandchildren: Edward Pompa, James Geiger, and Alex Keefer, step-children: Tom Corbett, John Corbett and wife Patricia, Jim Corbett and wife Patricia, Kevin Corbett, Maryann Corbett, Jeffrey Corbett and wife Barbara , Shirley Ann Reed and husband David and fifteen step-grandchildren, sisters; Marian Steiner of California, Wilma Farmer and sister-in-law, Loretta Keefer both of PA, fifteen great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rt 32) Newburgh, NY. Father John Vondras will officiate. Burial of cremains will follow the service at the USMA Cemetery at West Point.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Robert's memory to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.