In loving memory of

Charles W. "Chas" Keeley, Jr.
May 12, 1937 - July 16, 2020

Charles W. "Chas" Keeley, Jr., 83 of Ambler PA., died Thursday, July 16, 2020 in the Abington Hospital Jefferson Health.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Charles and Regina (nee Smith) Keeley.

Chas was a graduate of North East Catholic High School, Class of 1956, and served in the United States Army and Reserves from 1960 to 1966. During his service, he spent time in Korea.

He was an Auto Mechanic, employed by Yale/Eastern Fork Lift in Willow Grove, PA for 25 years before retiring in May 1999.

Chas was an active member of St. Alphonsus Parish. He loved to travel and camp. He traveled to national parks across the US and often traveled to Florida in his Coach. He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and was an excellent mechanic and handyman. He collected antique model trains, tools, and gadgets. Chas enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the kids.

Chas is survived by brothers Lawrence G Keeley and his wife Carol "Jean" of Ambler, PA; Paul A. Keeley and wife Marie of Philadelphia; Gerard "Gerry" J. Keeley and partner Evonne Boyle of Marietta, GA, and James H. Keeley and his wife Tricia of Dillsburg, PA. He is also survived by 29 nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Relative and friends may call Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 9:00 to 10.30 AM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home,1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler. An 11:00 AM Funeral Mass will be held at St. Alphonsus Church 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002 with Rev. Msgr. Brian P. Hennessy, Pastor, and Celebrant. Interment will be in St. Dominic's Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Remembrances in his name to St. Alphonsus Church 33 Conwell Drive Maple Glen, PA 19002 would be appreciated by the family.

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Susan wrote on Jul 20, 2020:

"Dear Keeley Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathy.. I have many wonderful memories of Chas. our families celebrating the Holidays, Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings.... many happy times of family, food & fellowship!! Chas was such an upbeat , sweet and gentle man. Always positive, helpful and kind! He will be missed, for sure.. but will be remembered ALWAYS for his big smile and his warm , loving heart.. Rest In Peace ,Chas. XOXO"

Sr michele crawford wrote on Jul 20, 2020:

"Charles. Chas was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. Chas was caring, thoughtful, kind, a perfect gentleman, n a wonderful friend to my brother Leo n to me. My sister Gail n her husband John had the pleasure of meeting him n enjoyed his delightful company so very much. Our hearts r sad for dear Larry . Carole n his entire family. Relatives n many friends We have a new Saint in heaven St Chas His life and goodness n great sense of humor will live on in our cherished memories. Our deepest sympathy. Prayers n loving thoughts r with his devoted family n.many friends Once a Philadelphia boy always one..he loved his St. MARTIN OF TOURS PARISH n his great memories of Philly from his childhood n teen years. We are all better people for knowing n loving Charkes Keeley With Loving Concern,Deepest sympathy n prayerful support. Sr. Michele. Leo Crawford Jr. N Gail n John Gresko"