A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Dec. 4, at St. Andrew, Roanoke, for Richard Arthur “Dick” Keeney of Salem. Mr. Keeney, 88, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Mr. Keeney grew up in Northern Ohio with his family. He attended John Carroll University, graduated and entered military service as an artillery officer. He later attended Case Western Reserve Law School.
Mr. Keeney is survived by his wife, Janet Ruby Keeney, and by his children: Monsignor Timothy Keeney, Kathleen (Kevin) Madden, Bridget (Michael) Waterman, and William Keeney; and from Mrs. Keeney’s side: her daughter, Sharon (Arthur) Provenzano; her son, William Ruby, and Valerie Casler; her daughter, Paula Ruby, and her husband, William Gerrol; and her son, Scott Ruby, and his wife, Miles Ruby.
Mr. Keeney is also survived by his siblings: David (Margaret) Keeney, Kathleen (Ron) Debranski and Mary Alice Zittle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Arthur and Helen Elizabeth Keeney.
Mr. Keeney was an active member of Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke.