Obituary of Stephen Keller Jr.
Stephen A. Keller Jr., 90, of Westvale passed away Friday. He was born in Syracuse to the late Stephen and Mabel Keller. Stephen was predeceased by a son, Patrick and his brother, Maurice. He was a graduate of Solvay High School and a US Navy Veteran of WWII serving on the aircraft carrier USS Midway. Stephen retired from the Western Union Telegraph Co after 32 years as a Service Technician. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved spending time in the Adirondacks as a member of the McCavanaugh Pond Club.
Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Jane M. (O'Leary) Keller; three sons, Mark S. (Gale) of West Monroe, Gary M. (Michele) of Saratoga, Martin J. of Syracuse; daughter, Bonnie (Greg Forth) Grobsmith of Elbridge; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Kot; Thomas (Susan) Grobsmith, Douglas (Holly) Grobsmith, Lindsey Keller, Sarah Keller, Scott (Wednesday) Wood, Audra (Brandan) Avila, 11 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal and burial with military honors will follow in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tindall Funeral Home, 1921 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 900, Rochester, NY 14620.