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Eugene W. Keen  

Eugene W. Keen

November 14, 1933 – November 1, 2018

Eugene W. Keen, age 84, of St. Georges, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Born in Kenton, Delaware on November 14, 1933, he was a son of the late Chance P. and Lillian (Phillips) Keen. Following his discharge from the Army, he went to work for American Brake Shoe Company in New Castle, retiring after 31 years of dedicated service in 1988. He then went to work for DARCO Cabinets until they closed. Following that, he worked for Lilly Fasteners in Newark until the age of 82.

A friend to the community, Eugene was a member of the Delaware City Lions Club and the St. Georges Historical Society. He enjoyed working with his hands, making things and could build anything. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling at the Delaware City bowling alley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald A. Keen and Douglas C. Keen. Eugene is survived by his wife of 55 years, E. Eileen (Camac) Keen; children, Michael L. McNatt (Madaline) and Susan E. Forestieri; brother, John P. Keen; sisters, Kay Van Horn and Elaine Keen; and grandchildren, Charles P. Weidner and Kaitlin J. Forestieri.

Inurnment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Georges Historical Society, P.O. Box 267, Saint Georges, DE 19733.

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  1. Michael and Madaline McNatt, November 5, 2018

    Gene, we will miss you and we hope you find peace.

    Madaline and Michael

  2. Donna Keen, November 5, 2018

    RIP Uncle Gene.
    Thanks for being my Godfather and Uncle. Good memories over the years.

  3. Joyce Reynolds, November 5, 2018

    Eileen, I was so sorry to hear about Gene. He was a wonderful person and so well liked.

  4. mark creswell, November 5, 2018

    Eileen, very sorry to read of Gene’s passing. He was an exceptionally kind and pleasant person. My thoughts are with you. My condolences.

  5. Dolores D. Brown, November 5, 2018

    Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. He was a classmate of
    Commodore McDonough School and attended our
    fall “class reunions” He will be missed.


  6. Joan Louis, November 6, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Joan & Ed Louis

  7. Bob W Conley Sr., November 6, 2018

    Eileen, on behalf of the Conley family, Ed, Bob, Eileen, Karen and Steve, we are thinking of you.

  8. Joe and Julie Alexander, November 6, 2018

    Dear Mrs. Keen, we are so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Your are in our prayers. Love you

  9. Gail and Ken Boylan, November 6, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. It is never easy to lose someone you love no matter how long they have been ill. You and your family are in our prayers at this difficult time.

  10. Esther M. Burris, November 7, 2018

    Dear Eileen, We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he RIP. Sending you our love. Dick and Esther Burris.


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