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November 17, 1946 - April 13, 2018
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Harold (Harry) F. Keating, Jr., age 71, a lifelong resident of Taylor, passed away Friday evening at Allied Hospice in Scranton, after a sudden illness.
Born on November 17, 1946, and son of the late Harold, Sr., and Edith Thomas Keating, Harry was a graduate of the former Taylor High School, where he was a standout athlete. He took his basketball talents to Mansfield University where he played prior to earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Until his retirement, he served as a beloved History Teacher in the Riverside School District. During his tenure, he touched the lives of many students while positively influencing their futures. Of Roman Catholic faith, he was raised a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Taylor and stayed a member until its closure.
A lifelong sports fanatic, Harry loved the New York Giants. He was a local gambling legend who never met a card game he wasn’t interested in. From students to teammates to card buddies to relatives and friends, no matter how you were related to Harry, you loved him. Gone too soon, he’ll be forever missed.
He is survived by three sisters, Betty Haduch and husband Frank of Pittston, Jane King and husband William of Hawley and Cindy Stolten and husband Ernie of Scranton; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
His brother, David J. Keating, also preceded him in death.
A blessing service by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Divine Mercy Parish Pastor, is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00AM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Interment will follow in Forest Home Cemetery in Taylor.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave an online condolence.