John Joseph Keegan III, Longtime U.S. Post Office Employee Dies At 76

Courtesy of Chubenko Funeral Home

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John Joseph Keegan III., 76, of Forked River died on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Born in Washington, DC, he lived in Port Reading for 42 years before moving to Forked River in 2012.

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John was a hardworking employee of the United States Post Office for 32 years. He enjoyed fishing with his son, Robert and watching drag racing with his son, Wayne. John loved his daughter Diane’s cooking and always had a hearty appetite for whatever she made. John was a diehard Jets fan and went everywhere with his beloved dog Porky.

John graduated from the New Jersey School for the Deaf in 1959, where he also met his future bride Joan Naismith whom he was married to for 42 years. He enjoyed being with friends and was active in the deaf community and within the senior citizens.

He was predeceased by his beautiful wife, Joan of 42 years and his parents John and Mary. John is survived by two sons, Robert Keegan and his wife Janice of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Wayne Keegan and his wife Dana of Howell; a daughter, Diane Warner and her husband Harry of Bordentown; a sister-in-aw, Nancy Toye and her husband Thomas of Metuchen; a brother-in-law, Harry Dochelli and his wife Sheryl of Naperville, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Chance, Halo, Drew, Hanna, Fiona, Haylie, and Summer, four nieces, two nephews, two great nephews and his beloved dog, Porky.

Friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chubenko Funeral Home, 625 Port Reading Avenue, Port Reading. Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 from the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Resurrection at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Port Reading. Entombment will follow at St. James Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John to the Nyle Dimarco Foundation, c/o the funeral home.

John Joseph Keegan III, Longtime U.S. Post Office Employee Dies At 76

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