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William I Keene

Dr. William I. Keene, 90 of Holland, Pa, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa.

Born April 17, 1932, in Camden, NJ, he was the son of late Robert I. and Ethel (McGinley) Keene and brother of the late Dr. Robert J. Keene, a physician in Ewing, NJ. He graduated from Trenton Catholic High School in Trenton, NJ; Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD, where he met and married his first wife, Rita Ann Topper; and University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery, in Baltimore. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force then continued to do additional graduate work at the University of Chicago Dental School.  

He and Rita then returned to open his private dental practice in Mercerville, NJ where they began to raise their six children. The family suffered a great loss when Rita died in 1973. Dr. Keene was very grateful for the support and encouragement of family and friends and those special “buddies” who supported the family at this time.

After retiring from dentistry, he completed his MS in Counseling at Trenton State College and worked with the Medical Association of NJ (Dental Branch) as a counselor. He served on the board of “Step Ahead” in Succasunna, NJ and was active in helping others in recovery.

Dr. Keene was an accomplished photographer, an avid reader, and an enthusiastic traveler. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Newtown, Pa. for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Barbara (Beissel) Keene. His children William A. Keene of Los Angeles, Ca, Kevin J. Keene of Branchville, NJ, Theresa M. Bahnick and her husband Robert S. of Owensboro, KY, Catherine A. Pissott and her husband  Robert of Carnegie, Pa, Rita M. Gallo and her husband Dominick of Ten Mile, TN, Gerald I. Keene and his wife Sherri (Hahn) Keene of Town Lake, Ga; fifteen grandchildren, Stephanie, Eric, Rita, Julia, Dominic J. Rossi & wife Elizabeth, Alec, Kendyl, Raychel, Abigale, Vincent, Nicholas, Dominick, JonMorgan, Ryan and Micayla. Many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews also survive him.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday June 27, 2022 from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940.

Military Honors will follow immediately after the Mass. His interment will be private.

Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to, Several Sources Shelters, P.O. Box 157,Ramsey NJ 07446 www.several sources.org/signup

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Monday, June 27th, 2022
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    St. Andrew Catholic Church
    81 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 27th, 2022
    11:00 AM

    St. Andrew Catholic Church
    81 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Interment will take place privately.

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

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