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Kevin J. McKeown

August 1, 1963 - January 24, 2022

Kevin J. McKeown, age 58, of Fairfield, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Born in Chester, PA, on August 1, 1963, he was a son of Joseph J. and Teresa (Yungwirth) McKeown. Kevin graduated from Salesianum High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He worked as a 401K Plan Administrator for Preferred Pensions in Fairfield, NJ.  Kevin had been French horn student of Joe Naff and a member of the Diamond State Concert Band. He was an avid history buff, sports enthusiast, and who loved cheering on his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kevin is survived by his siblings, Andrew McKeown (Kelly) of Campbell, CA, Kristin Flora (Patrick) of Emmaus, PA, and Martha Lillard (Tom) of Phoenixville, PA; 3 nieces; 2 nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Manz, McKeown, and Yungwirth families.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kevin’s memory to St. John’s Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.

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21 Condolences for Kevin J. McKeown

  • To the McKeown Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Glad we were able to see him in mid December at the hospital and meet Andy and his mom. Kevin was a friend – he had many friends at the Cloverleaf. We will all miss him terribly. He was always there for our Tuesday night beers and our firepit parties in Ole’s backyard in the spring, summer and fall. Ever grateful to his taking care of my boyfriend Ole’s cats when we were able to get away for a few days. We have many memories of him and all are good. Again, so sorry for your loss.

  • I enjoyed hanging out with Kevin in Caldwell. Even though he didn’t know me well, he always made me feel welcome, had a friendly word, and shared his table with me at our favorite hangout, when there were no seats available. He was easy to talk to and always friendly company. I will miss his kindness and will remember him fondly.

  • I am so saddened by this terrible loss and extend my condolences to all the families. I was fortunate enough to work alongside Kevin for several years and always enjoyed our conversations, particularly with regard to sports (Giants fan here), history, and politics. We often continued those chats over a pint of some new craft brew he knew about that I didn’t. I will miss “The Professor” very much.

  • To the McKeown Family,
    My family will keep your family in our prayers. The Our Lady of Fatima Family will continue to pray for Kevin.

  • Kevin will always be in my prayers-a great friend, my cousin, mutual Eagles fan! Paul Manz

  • I met Kevin at Salesianum where I was a Health and PE. Instructor, later an administrator. I fondly recall his intellect in the classroom, broad smile, and goodness in interacting with classmates. May you Rest In Peace Kevin, and peace come to your family.
    Michael A. Gallagher

  • To the McKeown Family,
    Our prayers and condolences during this time of loss. We will hold your family in our hearts as you grief Kevin’s passing. We pray your family can find peace and calm in the days ahead.

  • Kevin and I were good friends when we went to school at Silverside Elementary. He was one of the best friends that I had in school and will truly be missed. May God comfort you during this time and sending my condolence to the family.

  • Dear Joe and Teresa, so, so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Beth and I pray that God will give you and your entire family, “the peace that passes all understanding. Love, Hap and Beth

  • Dearest Joe, Teresa and family,

    We were stunned and saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. We hold you all in our hearts and wish you peace. Much love, Judy &Tom

  • Over the years when Kevin was employed in Fairfield he made many friends at the Cloverleaf Tavern. He is truly missed by all who knew him and shared in his friendship, whit and humor.
    Rest In Peace my friend 🙏🏻

  • McKeown Family – Although we did not know Kevin for a long time, we did enjoy his brief employment with Preferred Pension Planning. It was evident from conversations with his clients that he had made a positive impact in their lives. May he rest in peace and to the whole family, know that he is at peace now.

  • I too am one of Kevin’s friends met at the Cloverleaf, and we shared some fun times. I was very saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. Surprisingly, for as long as we’ve known each other, I’ve just learned that we both played French horn, and both attended school in Ithaca (I was on the other mountain, Ithaca College ’74). My condolences to his family. He was taken from us way too soon. Here’s to you Kevin. May you Rest in Peace.

  • The McKeown Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son and brother. Please accept our sincerest condolences, We did not know Kevin well, but we know he was a good man with friends who loved him and have fond memories of him.

  • I am stunned and saddened at Kevin’s passing. Although we no longer live on the East Coast I longed for more “discussions” on history, sports or politics with him at the ‘leaf. Kevin, you will be missed good friend.

  • Dear Joe and Teresa,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, we will be praying for you.

  • So so sorry for your loss. I was a fellow French horn player in the diamond state concert band for many seasons and played with Kevin. Such a sweet man. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  • I played in the Diamond State band (trombone) with Kevin for a few years. Always enjoyed his company at our pizza and beer get togethers afterwards.

  • Kevin always greeted me with a smile and tolerated my hugs when meeting at the Leaf. He had such a nice smile and kindness about him.
    A couple years ago he came to Pittsburgh for a visit, a long trip, and we had a great time! He had to see the old Forbes Field outfield wall, which still stands, and other preserved features. He said, “You’ll never find another person that’s so happy looking at a brick wall! We went to the Fort Pitt museum, home of French and Indian artifacts and history located at the confluence of our 3 rivers…again, so pleased! The trip was planned to coincide with the Pirates vs Philly game; I’m sure his team won, but I admit, I spend most time looking for a cool spot; it was hot! Of course we also checked out a couple local breweries and my neighborhood pub. And we were talking about his next visit.
    He was always interesting to talk to, knowledgeable and curious. I miss you my friend.

  • My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Kevin and I worked together for many years. Well liked, respected professional. Just a great guy

  • Kevin was a friend of mine during my years in NJ, I only just heard of his passing. I could always count on him for a warm welcome and a good laugh. He will be greatly missed, my condolences to the McKeown family.