Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cecil F. and Marjorie S. Keeley

This lovely memorial found in the western section of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of Sandusky businessman Cecil F. Keeley, and his wife, the former Marjorie S. Butts. Cecil F. Keeley was born on Kelleys Island, but spent most of his life in Sandusky, Ohio. He was formerly associated with the Sure Gauge and Lock Co., Firelands Distributor, Inc., and the Diehl Brewery. In 1944, Mr. Keeley was selected as president of the Sandusky Butter and Egg Company, which became the distributor of Stroh's Beer in 1964. On June 19, 1972, Cecil F. Keeley died at his Columbus Avenue home in Sandusky, after a lengthy illness. He was only 60 years of age. An obituary for Cecil F. Keeley appeared in the June 19, 1972 issue of the Sandusky Register. Mr. Keeley was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, past vice president of the Providence Hospital Board of Directors,member of the executive board of the Firelands Council Boy Scouts. He was also a member of the Amvets, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, Rockwell Springs Trout Club, past vice chairman of the United Fund Council of Erie County, and he was a founding fellow of Bowling Green State University Firelands Branch. In November of 1966, Cecil F. Keeley was named "National Wholesaler of the Month," by Beer Distributor magazine. Mr. Keeley was survived by his wife, a daughter, two grandsons, and two brothers. Funeral services for Cecil F. Keeley were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Mrs. Marjorie S. Keeley passed away on January 28, 2006, at the age of 94.

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