October 21, 1950 - August 25, 2016
Donald E. Keefe Sr., 65, of 455 Creek Road, Busti, died, Thursday, (Aug. 25, 2016) at Buffalo General Hospital.
He was born October 21, 1950 in Jamestown, the son of Harrison Keefe and Mildred Barkman Cusimano.
Don was a US Navy veteran serving in Vietnam.
He had worked at Cummins Engine and prior to that at Bush Industries.
He was a member of the Starbrick Family Church, Lakewood Legion Post 1286 where he served on the board, Lakewood Celoron Moose, VFW, VVA, and the Jamestown Audubon where he enjoyed taking his grandchildren on walks.
Donald is survived by his wife Brenda Smith Keefe whom he married in 2003, seven children: Donald Jr. (Nicole) Keefe of Buellton, CA, Richard (Petra) Keefe of Midwest City, OK, Michael Jensen of Morgan Hill, CA, Suzanne (Duane) Phillips of Kelseyville, CA, Justin Van Sickle (Katie) of Buffalo, Christopher (Sara) Van Sickle of Jamestown, and Joshua Van Sickle of Busti; seven grandchildren: Isabella, Austin, and Christine Keefe, Ashley McCoy, Andrew Jackson, Duane and Destiny Phillips, soon to be Owen Van Sickle and Papa to many others; brothers: Rick and Kit Cusimano, Robert Reagle, Michael Cirtis, Thomas, Rusty, and Richard Keefe, and sisters: Kim and Vicki Cusimano, Devinea ”Dee Dee” Wujek, Mae Slomba, and Betty Keefe.
Besides his mother Mildred Cusimano, he was predeceased by his father Harrison and the father who raised him Marion “Mac” Cusimano, and two brothers, John Keefe and Terry Jones.
A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lakewood Legion post 1286 where a military services will be conducted at 4p.m.
No visitation will be observed.
The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701.
Condolences may be sent to Donald’s family at Petersonfh.net