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Thomas Keefe, formerly of Cumberland MD, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 15. He was the son of the late Eleanor C. Perdew and Joseph W. Keefe. Over the years he has maintained childhood friendships from that area.
Tom was a member of the United States Navy and served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He has been a life time member of the VFW, Post 7343.
Upon his return from Viet Nam, he began a lifelong career with PPG Industries, then Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, in Meadville PA. He later transferred to the Carlisle Plant where he was employed until his retirement.
Tom is survived by a brother, two sisters, seven nieces, several great nieces and nephews, and 2 great great nieces. He was the family entertainer and was loved by all. He also had a long standing friendship with Carol, a co-worker.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, where he will join many military associates who proceeded him. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA. For condolences to the family please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com
I worked with Tom many years at PPG, and he was like our 'Google' way before smart phones were out, because if you wanted to know something you just asked Tom.Very intelligent man who knew about everything. Rest in peace Tom.
Gino Soprano May 20 2017 12:00 AM
To Tom's family: I was a co-worker of Tom's at PPG. Quite often we'd run into Tom at the Carlisle WalMart. He'd be sitting there (or walking around in the store) waiting on the time his movie would be starting at the nearby theater. We enjoyed chatting with him. We're really sorry to hear of his passing. He was quite a likable person and interesting to talk to. Our prayers are with you all. Carl and Kathy
Carl Koser May 19 2017 12:00 AM