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Anthony P. Keefer

November 05, 1936 ~ August 15, 2022

Anthony (“Tony”) Keefer age 85, passed away after a short illness on August 15, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Gail, the love of his life for 59 years. He is also survived by his son, Patrick, his daughter Bridget Glenshaw, son-n-law John, grandson Keefer, sister Mary Bard, many nieces and nephews, and an abundance of friends. Tony was preceded in death by his siblings: Robert Keefer, Patricia Donovan, Betty Anne Rusher, and Reverend John Keefer. Tony will be remembered and dearly missed by his friends for his kind and uplifting sense of humor, and his gift for being himself in all circumstances.

Tony was a graduate of Providence College with a degree in Economics, and received a master’s degree in Urban Studies at Cleveland State University. Tony served in the United States Army, and later worked as Director of Sales for Henkel Corporation. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Hospice. His interests were biking, swimming, tennis, and pickleball. He loved theater and music.

He will be missed.


The Keefer Family

August 18, 2022, 4:20 pm

Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 500 Iris Lane, Vero Beach, on Tuesday, August 23rd, at 9:30a.m.

Bill House

August 19, 2022, 10:36 am

Gail & Family,
I can’t put into words how sad I am at Tony’s passing. Not only was he my favorite doubles partner, but he was the heart and soul of our tennis group. Quick with a joke and an impromptu song, Tony was loved by us all.
Lynne and I send our deepest condolences, he will be dearly missed.

Bill & Lynne House

Carol Taylor

August 19, 2022, 11:19 pm

Aunt Gail and family, I am heartbroken at the news of Uncle Tony’s passing. I will never forget the nights he would spend in New Jersey we would wake him by jumping on him after I’m sure were very late nights, he would always laugh and joke with all 6 of us. Tony would call me often teasing about the KC chiefs or call just to discuss politics. His humor, joy for life and most of all love and caring for Aunt Gail is such an inspiration to me. Love to you all, Carol

Nanette Schell

August 20, 2022, 3:03 pm

I am heartbroken over Tony’s passing. Gail and Tony were to have come to stay with me on 29 August before staying in Falmouth for the summer. Tony called me not too long ago with his usual cheerful messages and said how much he and Gail were looking forward to seeing me again. We had planned trips together as well as special dinners at our favorite restaurants. He was such a happy person and sung his favorite songs often.
I will always remember the surprise trip Tony and Gail made for my birthday to Nantucket and the lovely time we spent there.
Tony was one of the kindest persons I have ever had the pleasure to meet. People like him only come once in one’s lifetime.
I will miss the weekly phone calls from Gail and Tony as we kept in touch for a very long time.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy Gail and family.
With love,

Carol Taylor

August 20, 2022, 10:49 pm

Dear Gail and family, my heart is broken with the news of Uncle Tony’s passing. His humor and joy for life was an inspiration to me. He would call me often just to tease me about the KC chiefs or just to talk politics. He was one of a kind in his care and love towards Gail. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love , Carol

Gladys LaForge

August 21, 2022, 9:20 pm

We were saddened to hear of the passing of my long-time tennis buddy Tony. Tony always made the game of tennis fun for all who had the pleasure to play tennis with him. I first met Tony way back in the early nineties at Twin Oaks Tennis Club. At the time, my wife Gladys and son Nicholas had become full time residents of Florida and were looking for a high school because my son was about to transfer from N.Y. to Florida. Tony recommended John Carroll. On Tony’s recommendation we enrolled our son at John Carroll HS. It turned well for our son, and he went on to college and graduate school. I often thanked Tony for his
advice and he would reply: “If we could afford it, his advice was a No Brainer” My last conversation with Tony was about him looking for a vacation spot in North Carolina to escape the Florida summers.
Tony will be missed by all his many friends and the players at tennis.
Our deepest condolences to Lynne and family.
Chris and Gladys Lecakes

Tom Bilodeau

August 21, 2022, 11:04 pm

Gail and family,
Tony was one of a kind people always willing to help out with whatever. One of my memories was I would help him over the summer doing whatever he could get done while Gail was back in Florida. Because she would not approve of it. One time I made this pallet shed for all his tools that were painted red. He love red! I will miss you Tony. Michelle and Hannah send there condolences sincerely Tom

Tom Bilodeau

August 21, 2022, 11:06 pm

Gail and family,
Tony was one of a kind people always willing to help out with whatever. One of my memories was I would help him over the summer doing whatever he could get done while Gail was back in Florida. Because she would not approve of it. One time I made this pallet shed for all his tools that were painted red. He love red! I will miss you Tony. Michelle and Hannah send there condolences sincerely Tom

Carol Rivard

August 22, 2022, 1:37 am

Dear Gail and family,
We are so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. We first met you both up at Campton NH- then again in Vero Beach. Tony’s humor- singing- and comments were always funny – perfectly timed- and most of all his smile and laughter would entertain everyone! God Bless you Tony .
We will miss you at the health club pool classes! Hugs and Prayers,
Carol Rivard , Patty Caton

Richard Gire

October 20, 2022, 1:19 am

Dear Gail and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I worked with Tony at Henkel in the 1990s. I learned so much from him and loved every minute, especially his love of Clark bars! I haven’t spoken to him in several years but have always had wonderful memories of our trips together.

My prayers are with you and your family.


Rich Gire
Walton, KY

Jim Yosh

October 21, 2022, 2:24 pm

Dear Gail, Bridget, Patrick and Family,

Sadly, we just heard about Tony’s passing and send our condolences and prayers.
Tony was truly a one of a kind person with a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart.
It was a real pleasure to work with him, enjoy Browns and Indians games with him, and just enjoy his company.
He will be remembered fondly,

Susan and Jim Yosh
Chesterfield, VA

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