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William E. “Bill” Keen  

William E. “Bill” Keen

January 4, 1939 – November 29, 2018

William E. “Bill” Keen, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Born in Salem, Salem, NJ on January 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Emma (Fogg) Keen. Bill was a graduate of Salem High School and was always known to be a hard worker. He made his career with DuPont at the company’s Chambers Works site as a painter with 35 years of dedicated service. Bill later worked for National Decorative Distributors where he enjoyed working on displays.

Bill was a very social man with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed reading, gardening, talking politics, and cheering on the Phillies and Eagles. In his younger years, Bill also enjoyed playing darts. He had a special place in his heart for all animals and especially loved his dogs, Sept and Cember. Most of all, Bill was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepson, Skip Haughay and sister, Darlene Preston. Bill is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandy (Rohrbaugh) Keen; daughters, Dawn Keen and Danielle Sebell; stepdaughter, Melissa Haughay; and grandson, Andrew Sebell.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

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  1. Wende Greene, December 3, 2018

    Bill was a good friend. We worked together at National Decorative.
    God bless Bill, he will be missed. Prayers for the family too!

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  2. Errol and Pam, December 3, 2018

    Dawn and family

    A life well-lived. Our deepest condolences to you and yours on your sad loss. May he rest in peace.

    Love

    Errol and Pam

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  3. Ramona, December 3, 2018

    Mr. Bill will be truly missed by the Staff at Christiana Dental Center. May he rest in peace.

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  4. Genelle Hughes, December 3, 2018

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Mr. Bill and I exchanged book lists when he came in the office at Christiana Dental. He was a very kind gentleman and always kept me reading. Rest in Paradise, Mr. Bill.

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  5. Bethanne Humphreys, December 5, 2018

    Dawn and Danielle,

    My heart goes out to the both of you for the sudden loss of your father. A couple of memories about him I recall (over 32yrs ago!)- he was always working, whether at work or repairs and such around the house and his loud boisterous laugh. Know that he is in good hands now, and resting peacefully.

    All my love,
    Bethanne

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  6. Pinky Szaflarski, December 5, 2018

    I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a friend and co worker at National Decorative and always had a smile on his face. My deepest condolences to his family.

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  7. Ron and Sue Betts, December 6, 2018

    prayers to family from WV we had many good times over the years . They will always be remembered. We can’t be there but will be praying for you all .

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  8. Jean Wagner, December 6, 2018

    My condolences to Bill’s wife and step-daughter. It’s not easy to lose a loved one.

    And to my nieces Dawn & Dani, let me tell you about your dad. Back in the sixties when we were all young is when we met your father.
    He was a young good looking guy who drove a sharp car (that’s our talk of the day). He was a sharp dresser too. On the dance floor he had style and moves. He was a good dancer. Always smiling. He loved playing darts and going to the Phillies games. He was an easy going person and a lot of fun to be around.
    When each of you were born, it was a celebration.
    He loved you both and enjoyed being a young father.
    I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear the news of his passing.
    Sending our love and condolences to you both.
    Much love, A. Jean and U. Richie

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