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 Harry Brett Keegan

Harry Brett Keegan

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Death 25 Oct 2012 (aged 87)
Burial Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100117603 · View Source
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H. Brett Keegan of Skaneateles Falls, passed away Oct. 25, 2012. Born December 5, 1924, Brett was the son of the late J. Charles and Harriet Stinson Keegan. Brett was a junior in high school when he joined the U.S. Army and served in California as a medic during World War II. After a whirlwind romance of three months, he married Ruth "Peggy" Howell and drove across the country on his Indian motorcycle to their home in Skaneateles Falls for their honeymoon. He graduated from Elbridge High School. Together for 45 years, they had six sons. Brett was a member of IUOE Union Local #545 for many years, working on the St. Lawrence Seaway, Niagara Mohawk Power Plant and many road and building projects throughout CNY until his retirement in 1986. Brett was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Robert and Charles; sister, Florence; wife, Peggy, and their eldest son, Charlie Brett Keegan. Brett is survived by his sons, Robert Thomas (Patrice) of North Syracuse, James of Hadley, Peter (Judy) of Mobile, AL, John (Birgitte) of Marietta, and Matthew (Kyra Jacques) of Skaneateles Falls; grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa), Patrick, Andrew (Chrissy), Ashley, Brett, Maverick and Joseph; great-grandchildren, Henry, Oakley, Charlie and Jackson; several nieces and nephews; his loving companion of 21 years, Barbara Harper, and her daughters, Marcia (Rich) Lydon and Marilee (David) Williams. Friends are invited to a celebration of life at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St, Skaneateles, on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. until noon. A private military service will follow at St Mary's Cemetery. Brett's sense of humor, the twinkle in his eye, and his charming smile will be greatly missed by all who ever had the pleasure of meeting him. Brett also leaves a chronicle of his family's lives in the many photographs that he had taken over the past 70 years! The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Auburn Nursing Home and the Upstate Dialysis Center for their loving care of Brett.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on November 3, 2012


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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100117603
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Brett Keegan (5 Dec 1924–25 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100117603, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .