Robert Keim

Robert E. Keim

Tuesday, January 25th, 1927 - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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Robert E. Keim passed away on October 16th, 2019 at the age of 92. He was born in Syracuse, New York.

He was active in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1948 and was a Chief Radio Officer on tanker ships. He was a member of the Dewitt Fire Department for 14 years. In addition, he was a member of the Dewitt Rotary Club, the Scoutmaster for Troop 163 for the Boy Scouts in DeWitt, Chair of the Dewitt Parks and Recreation Commission for the Town of Dewitt, and was instrumental in the building of the Erie Canal Park in Dewitt, NY. Bob was a State Farm Insurance Agent for over 30 years before retiring in 1997.

He was an excellent golfer, ping pong and pool player, and loved to cook. Food was a passion for him up until his last days. He was a Christian man with a strong faith in God and his Savior, Jesus Christ. He shared his testimony of how he came to know Jesus as his personal savior with many people over the years, in hopes that they too would find the peace and joy it brought him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Martha Keim, as well as his son, Richard.

He is survived by his wife, Katharine; children, David (Aimee) Keim, Susan (Donald) Cullen, Stephen Keim, Jeanne Goldthwait, Cindy (Nathan) Maypole, Lisa (Steven) Webster, and James Savage; as well as 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 20th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. A private funeral will take place on Monday, October 21st.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
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Nancy Longway

Posted at 09:51am
So sorry Katie. I did not find out in time to make calling hours. So glad we got a chance to know each other. May he rest in peace. He struggled so much lately. Great man. Please call me asap. Love Nancy

David Beitz

Posted at 04:08am
Cindy, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. He was a good man and I have many fond memories of time spent with your parents and siblings so many years ago. Please tell your Mom how very sorry I am for her loss. Sincerely, Dave Beitz

Cynthia Maypole Posted at 10:41pm

Thank you Dave. He was the best. It was very kind of you to reach out to us. ~C

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