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James R. Keiser

1938 - 2019

James R. Keiser, 80, of Milton passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his home.

Born in Milton on August 27, 1938, he was the son of the late Jack and Mary (Rearick) Keiser.  He was married to the former Anna Eisenhauer.  Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

James was a 1956 graduate of Milton High School and had worked for Milton Steel for over 40 years.  He had served in the PA Army National Guard.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Loyal Order of Moose and the VFW all of Milton, the NRA, Keystoner’s Drum and Bugle Corps and Lewis Hunting Camp in Snow Shoe.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trips to the beach.  He especially loved supporting his grandchildren and raising his Great Danes.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Michele L. Bastian and her husband Richard of Milton, three grandchildren Alexandra, Alyssa and Brandon; a brother David Keiser and his wife Marilyn of Milton; and three sisters Linda Sue Baker and her husband Ted of Milton, Virginia Showers of New Columbia, and Lisa Keiser of Mt. Carmel.

He was preceded in death by three infant sons, a brother Jack “Sonny” Keiser Jr. and three sisters Gloria Cromley, Peg Chappell and Donna Engleman.

Friends and relatives will be received on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral home 400 N. Front St. Milton.  Funeral services will be on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church 47 Walnut St. Milton with the Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Shirk.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery.

 

Condolences

So sorry for your loss. I hope you well find strength in your faith, friends and family during this tough time.

barbaravvoris@comcast.net. Ann and family i’m wishing you God’s strength, love and support during the coming weeks. He was truly a exceptional man and it was my pleasure to have known him. God bless you Ann and keep you in his care. My love to you

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