Donald M. Keir - May 27, 2017

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COEYMANS HOLLOWóDonald M. Keir, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 27, 2017 with his loving family by his side.  Donald was born in New Jersey and lived most of his life in Coeymans Hollow.  He was veteran of the US Marine Corps serving during the Korean War.  In 1993 he retired after 35 years of service for NYS-OGS in Albany.

     Don was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a life member and past chief of the Coeymans Hollow Fire Department and also a member of the Ravena Grange.

     Survivors include his wife, Naomi Keir; children, Jeffrey Keir, Patricia (Charles) Irving, Brian (Viviana) Keir, Paul (Kristen) Keir and Janet (Justin) Pettit; 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren;  brothers, Timothy and Robert Keir; sisters, Hughlyn Derway, Hollace Gervais and Sandra Yerry.  Donald was predeceased by his brother Douglas Keir and sister Louise DiLonardo.

     Friends may call at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1311 SR 143 Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046 on Wednesday, May 31st from 4 to 6 PM with the funeral to follow at 6 PM.  Contributions in memory of Donald may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Coeymans Hollow Fire Department or the Ravena Grange.