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Walter E. McKeithan, Sr.

June 6, 1937 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Walter Eugene McKeithan, Sr. (Punchy) 83 of Allison, PA peacefully transitioned from this life on Wednesday, June 3, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving daughters.

 

Walter was born in Brownsville, PA on June 6, 1937 to the late Louise Morgan and late John Allen McQueen. He was adopted during infancy by John's sister and husband, the late Carolyn M. McKeithan (McQueen) and the late Walter McKeithan, Allison, PA where he lived all of his life.

 

Walter graduated from Redstone Township High School in 1955 and delighted in attending his class reunions. After high school, he worked with his father's sanitation business. In 1958, he married his life partner, the late Virginia Hope McKeithan (Brown), Clarksville, PA. Together they had three children.

 

After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, he became a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Labelle, PA. Later he attended training at American Training Services, Easton, PA where he learned to operate heavy equipment, and became a skilled journeyman assisting in the building of highways, bridges, lakes, and roadways throughout Pennsylvania.

 

Upon his retirement, Walter enjoyed spending time with his family, four grandchildren, and countless friends, which included people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds. If he could help someone, he would. Throughout his life, he mentored many young men and women. In addition, he enjoyed his wife's home cooked meals, music, vacationing, card games, a good debate, comedy, and watching professional sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Left to celebrate his life are his children: Donna E. McKeithan of Allison, PA, Janet McKeithan-Janifer of Shippensburg, PA, and Walter E. McKeithan, Jr., Vanderbilt, PA; four grandchildren: Brandon Hardy of Maryland, Walter E. McKeithan, III of Waldorf, MD, Carolyn Hope Elizabeth Janifer of Shippensburg, PA, and Zachary B. McKeithan of Waldorf, MD. Two sisters: Joanne Morgan Russell (John) of Elkins Park, PA and Connie Douglas of Allison, PA and a numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

Entombment, Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA

Minister Alice Flood, (Niece) officiating.

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Services

Public Visitation
Thursday
June 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lantz Funeral Home Inc.
297 E. Main St.
Uniontown, Pennsylvania 15401

Private Funeral Service

Lantz Funeral Home Inc.
297 E. Main St.
Uniontown, Pennsylvania 15401

Video is available for this event


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