John N. Keeler, 92, of Westlake, died Nov. 24.
He was born May 28, 1920, in Medford, Mass.
Keeler, who went by Jack and was also nicknamed Franz, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, serving four years in the European Theatre. After the war, he founded his own merchandising agency. He became involved in the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, a trade organization for marketing in the retail industry, later serving as Chairman of the Board.
Keeler had a lifelong hobby in model trains. He was also into fishing and hunting, and was a member of the Westlake Sportsmen Association. Another lifelong interest, photography, led him to a later interest in watercolor painting.
Keeler was described as the "ever-lovin' husband" of Betty (Whitty) Keeler. He is also survived by children Kevin R. Keeler of Alaska, Kathryn A. Keeler
(Stuart de Haaff) of California and Kenneth J. Keeler (Martha); and grandchildren Greg, Erin and Kelsey.
Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village. Interment will be private at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael School Scholarship Fund, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, OH, 44140 or to St. Malachi Church, 2459 Washington Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44113-2380.