Paul F. Keller | 87
Paul F. Keller, 87, of 210 Martin Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born September 26, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Paul L. Keller and Viola Wurm Keller. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Orsini Keller. He was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and attended St. Marys schools. He was a former employee of Stackpole and retired from Thompson and Montgomery. Paul was a member of the United States Air Force, serving our country during the Korean Conflict.
On July 25, 1959, at Queen of the World Church, he married Carol M. Wehler, who survives. Together they were blessed to share 63 years of marriage.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Paul T. Keller and his wife Kelly, of St. Marys; his granddaughter, Mandy Canipe and her husband Kenny, of Charleston, WV; a great-granddaughter, Gracie Elizabeth; his sister, Shirley Rupprecht and her husband Ray, of St. Marys; and his brother, Joseph Keller and his wife Barb, of Truman.
Along with his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Noah Thomas Canipe.
He was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing in his younger years. He enjoyed playing softball, a game in which he played until he was 50 years old. His greatest joys were his granddaughter, Mandy and his great-granddaughter, Gracie Elizabeth.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Queen of the World Church with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, celebrating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the NOAH Foundation, PO Box 325, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or through their website: https://nowourangelsinheaven.com