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Donald L. Keefer

February 26, 1929 — March 18, 2021

Donald L. Keefer, 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was born February 26, 1929 in West Elizabeth and was the son of the late John and Mary (Wiggins) Keefer. He was the husband of the late Ruth N. (Stocker) Keefer who died November 26, 1998. Don had worked for Elizabeth Carbide and had previously worked at the former US Steel National Tube Works. He was a US Coast Guard and US Navy Veteran. He loved his family, a good meal and the Steelers and Penguins. He is survived by sons, David (Lisa) Keefer of Monroeville, William Somerfield Of Irwin, John (Laura) Keefer of Naperville, IL, daughter, Dawn (Russ) Booth of Elizabeth Township, brother, Robert (Gail) Keefer of Debury, FL, grandchildren, Frank Somerfield, Scott Somerfield, Ryan Keefer, Shay Keefer, Britt Keefer, Allie Keefer, Courtney Prus, Megan Keefer, James Keefer, Russell Booth, III, and Jonathan Booth, great-grandchildren, Brodyn Keefer, Kate Demagall, Sam Demagall and Caden Booth, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Somerfield, sister, Betty Keefer, and brothers, Jack Keefer and Carl Keefer. Visitation and funeral services are private. Interment will be at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 821 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 or call 412-672-6627. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
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