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.