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Richard Harold Keesser

August 24, 1934 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 84)

   Richard Harold Keesser, passed away, Saturday, February 9, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 84.

    Richard was born August 24, 1934, in New York City, N.Y. to the late, Louise(Shroeder) Keesser.  He served proudly in the United States Air Force for over 30 years, achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He then worked civil service for 10 years  on Dover Air Force Base;  and then another  15 years with Confidential Services at Dover Downs before retiring.  Everyone who new Richard, associated him with his trademark cigar.

      In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his 2 sons, Michael John Keesser and Michael Edward Keesser; his brother, Harold Keesser; and a granddaughter, Christine Sheddy.

    Richard is survived by his wife, his English rose, of 62 years, Margaret( Keymer) Keesser; 6 children, Lynn Dodenhoff & husband, Steve, of Camden; Karen Hurley & husband, William, of Magnolia; Richard T. Keesser & wife, Marilyn; of Felton; Alan Keesser, Christopher Keesser, and Robert Keesser & companion, Stacy Stankiewicz, all of Magnolia; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, a great-great grandchild on the way; and his faithfull companion, Princess Abby.

    A Memorial Service will be held 11am, Monday, February 18, 2019, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming; where family and friends may gather from 10-11am. Burial will follow in Sharon Hills Memorial Park.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to the Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.

 

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