Earl J. Keller, 77, of 146 Rambler Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in St. Marys, son of the late John and Ellen Pavlock Keller. On June 8, 1968, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Donna Copella and she survives.
Mr. Keller was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co. and retired from Carbone of America. He was a member of the Queen of the World Church and had served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Missy Hasselman and her husband David of Kersey; two grandchildren, Kelsey Hasselman and Adam Hasselman; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Joanna Angelo and her husband David of Kersey and Carol Brunner and her husband Jerry of Surprise, Ariz.; and two brothers, Richard Keller of St. Marys and Jerome Keller and his wife Peg of Camillus, N.Y.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Matson Shaffer; and by a brother, James Keller.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Earl J. Keller to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.