John Daniel Keon – September 29, 2019

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 LATHAM----John Daniel Keon returned to his Lord on September 29th, 2019 in the comfort of his home and with his wife at his side.

 John was born on January 24 th , 1930 in Peekskill, New York to the late John and Mary (Carey) Keon. He graduated from Henry Hudson High School in Montrose, New York and then attended New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences where he followed in his father’s footsteps and studied electronics.

 John joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean War with the rank of First-Class Electrician’s Mate at discharge in 1955. He was a long-time resident of Verplank, New York before moving to Colonie in 1963. As a union electrician John worked on significant projects while in this area including the South Mall, Albany Medical Center and the LaFarge Cement Plant. He was a member of both IBEW Local 3 and 236.

 John married his wife, Carmella Scalzo Keon, in March of 1974. After retirement he enjoyed winters in Florida and Hawaii. At home John enjoyed tinkering with all kinds of mechanical and electrical projects and maintaining his home and grounds.

 He was a member of the IBEW Local 236 Retirees’ Club and the Colonie Seniors Citizens’ Club.

John was a communicant of St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, N.Y.  

John was predeceased by infant sister Mary Francis. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, his sister Ann Keon Schultz of Colonie, N.Y. and his brother Raymond Keon of Virginia Beach, Virginia, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank Sister Fredrica Dunn and the staffs of Community Hospice and Interim Health Care. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 5 th at 10 AM at St. Pius X Church, Crumite Road, Loudonville,N.Y. Internment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans, New York. 

Friends and family will be received at the St. Pius Chapel, 23 Crumite Road, Loudonville, N.Y. on Friday October 4 th from 4-7 PM. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Pius Church Building Fund or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105