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L. Joseph Keller

L. Joseph Keller, May 20, 1925 – May 13, 2015, died peacefully four years to the day after his wife of 60 years, Joy Keller, passed. Joe was born In Sioux City, Iowa to Leo and Margaret Keller. Survived by his children and their families: son, Bob Keller, his wife, Kathleen, their son, Joshua; daughter Barbara Keller; daughter Mary Austin, her husband, Mattson; daughter Nancy Stevens, her husband Grae; son James Keller, his wife Quita; daughter Catherine Keller, her husband Freddy Rundlet; and daughter Susan Keller. Joe is also survived by his sister, Rosemary Bernoski of Seattle, WA and his brother, Mark Keller of Hugo, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Dick, Jack, and Jeanette.

Joe was an alum of Central H.S. '43 in Sioux City. He was trained, as a pilot, by the Navy before attending college at University of Iowa '50. On Dec 27, 1950, he married Joy Marie Cody, also of Sioux City. After the birth of their first child, they moved to California and bought a home in Tiburon in 1953 where they remained for more than 50 years. Joe went to work in San Francisco as a magazine advertising sales rep, a career he pursued until he retired at 62. A father of seven, Joe passed along his love of sport enjoying tennis, golf, and snow skiing. He enjoyed Bridge games often playing on the Tiburon Ferry commute. He gave a lot of his time to St. Hilary's parish in its early years and actively supported the Democratic Party. Joe and Joy loved to travel and went around the world. He loved trying different styles of food and shared his discoveries with his family. He was a member of ROMEOs, Retired Old Men Eating Out, lobbied for neighborhood utility under-grounding, and his Letters to the Editor were regularly published in The Ark. Joe was also an accomplished amateur magician and would entertain children of all ages whenever the opportunity arose.

His memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at St. Hilary Church in Tiburon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to: St. Hilary School Scholarship Fund, St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920.

(Published June 3, 2015)

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