Thomas F. Keane

Born: Mon., Apr. 7, 1919
Died: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Location: St. Jane Frances Church

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Thomas Francis Keane, a resident of Pasadena for 70 years, passed away on October 3, 2017. He was 98 years old.

He was born on April 7, 1919, in Baltimore, to the late Annie (O’Neill) and Thomas Keane. After graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, class of 1937, he went to work at Martin’s Airport building the B26 Aircraft. During WWII, he entered the US Army, serving as a sergeant with the 77th Infantry until May of 1946. He continued his education at the University of Baltimore, earning his Bachelors Degree in Transportation, then worked for the Maryland Department of Transportation as a planning engineer for about 30 years. During his free time he enjoyed studying geneology and the history of the US and Ireland; and competing in sailboat races.

Along with his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his brother John Keane, and his sister Mary (Keane) Kimmitt.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years: Pauline M. (Lucas) Keane; his two loving daughters: Pauline M. O’Connor and Barbara M. Keane, both of Pasadena; his two devoted sons: Thomas F. Keane, Jr. and his wife Patricia, of Severna Park, and Kevin G. Keane and his wife Lillian, of Pasadena; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Family requests friends visit the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, PA, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Jane Frances Church on Wednesday at 11 AM, with his burial to follow, with military honors, in Druid Ridge Cemetery. Those who wish may donate to the American Heart Association or to St. Jane Frances Church, and feel free to express your condolences below as well.

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Patrick Keavney
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
I remember Mr. Keane so well. He was one of the most decent, humble men I have ever known. He did so much a father, as a husband, and as an American patriot. I remember coming to the door...barely able to see over the screen as a little boy. He always greeted me with a smile and a little bit of wisdom. The world lost something with his passing, and heaven gained the same. Godspeed, Mr. Tom.

John F. O'Neill, Jr.
   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
My friend Tom Keane...say hello to my father and all the others.

Bill and Maggie Walton
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
Dear Barbara and Family,
We wish to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Mr. Bill was your softball coach when you played for the Blue Jays softball team in Riviera beach, he remembers you with fond memories. A special memory is the game that you pitched against the Fillies that was their only loss that season. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Fondly, Mr.Bill and Ms. Maggie Walton

Anna Cluster
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Sending my deepest condolences to the Keane family. I have known Barbara for about 30 years from work and I just found out about her Dad. Prayers to Barbara and the family from me and my family.

Anna Cluster

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