Rev. John W. Keating
January 30, 1947 - April 11, 2023
Rev. John W. Keating, age 76, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
Born in Floral Park, NY on January 30, 1947, he was a son of the late Valentine Keating and Doris (Caine) Lund. John served as the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for 22 years until his retirement.
John had an adventurous spirit which he carried into his love of horses, traveling, flyfishing, painting and carpentry. He dedicated his life to his family.
John is survived by his wife, Karla M. (Murphy) Johnson; children, Christine Reilly (Dennis), Margaret Keating, and Kyron Johnson (Joanna); siblings, Timothy Keating (A.J.) and Valerie Lumene; Christine and Margaret’s mother, Kathryn Keating; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will follow in the church memorial garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the address listed above.