Obituaries

Marvin Keeler
Died: Apr 15, 2020
 

Marvin Keeler Jr., 67, of Putnam Valley, NY passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2020 due to complications of kidney disease and COVID-19. Born August 19, 1952 to Marvin Keeler Sr. and Antoinette (Repole) in Peekskill, NY. A graduate of New York Military Academy, Westchester Community College and PACE University. Marvin worked at Union Carbide Corporation, Tesa Tuck Inc., and Shiseidio Cosmetics until suffering a stroke in 2012. 

On June 17, 1972 Marvin married the love of his life, Irma Carol Longhi of Putnam Valley, NY. They danced the night away surrounded by their friends and family. 

Marvin coached their eight children in various sports, such as soccer and little league in Cortlandt, NY. He was the treasurer of the Cortlandt American Little League for many years. Marvin served in many other volunteer positions throughout the years. One of his most prestigious volunteer positions was with the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department where he served as the Vice President of the Department. You could always find Marvin with his camera in hand, along the fire parade routes each summer. 

If you couldn't find Marvin intricately decorating cakes baked by his devoted wife, Irma, then you could find him cruising through Putnam Valley in one his many beloved Firebirds, singing along to Cher. 

It is a well known fact how welcoming the Keeler household was for their wonderful eight children always flooded their home with an abundance of friends over the years. Keeler parties were always the place to be here in Putnam Valley. 

Since 1996, Marvin and Irma have been blessed with 23 grandchildren, the oldest in Medical School at NYU. 

Marvin "Pops" Keeler is survived by his wife, Irma of 47 years. They had eight children, 7 sons and 1 daughter. Marvin is predeceased by his son, Nicholas, and his parents. Marvin is survived by his children, Thomas (wife, Claudine, granddaughters Alexis and Olivia), Scott (girlfriend, Nicole and grandchildren Dionna, Christian and Cadence), Shawn (wife, Melissa and grandchildren LeAnn, Isabella, Brenden, and Connor), Michael (granddaughter, Madison), Stephen (wife, Amber and granddaughters Evelyn, Jandy and Scarlet), Daughter in Law Dawn (grandchildren Brian, MacKayla and Nicky), Stefanie O'Keefe (husband Douglas, grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Luke and baby expected July 2020), and Robert (girlfriend Holly and grandchildren Hannah Grace, Hannah Rae and Austin). 

A private burial will take place Monday, April 20. A memorial and celebration of life will take place in August. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire House in Memorandum of Marvin Keeler, to PO Box 21, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.