It is with great sorrow and a broken heart that I must let my Jeff, my whole heart, go.
Jeffrey Allyn Keller was born on March 29, 1955 to Don and Anne Keller of the Portage Lakes. Jeff started his career on the Erie Lackawanna RR in 1974, which became the (great) Conrail, and ultimately retiring as a grinder/welder in March 2014 from Norfolk Southern. Early days on the RR he had to travel for work- leaving on Sunday evening and returning home Thursday evenings- but he cherished his off winter months in Florida every year. His last 10 years were worked in Wooster, along with his trusted partner John Santangelo.
Jeff was an easy going, laid back person. He brought a balance to our lives that I am forever grateful for. His love made me a better person. He could have you smiling and laughing with his quick wit upon meeting him. Life wasn't anything to stress about - His many friends understand.
Married to Jackie in 1998, we enjoyed everything together - whether it was one of our many road trips, vacations, projects on our little humble casa, helping with my yard work or anything else - he always did so with a smile and zest for life - without ever a complaint. He was such a special person, and I literally - could not have been more blessed.
Mourning their loss is his bf, loving wife Jackie, Brother Kerry (Rosemarie) nephews Nick & Brice Keller, special niece Kathy Keller Hobbs (and Max), nephew Mark (Anna) Keller. Brother in Law Pete Walker of Seminole, Florida, and Jeffs special love, his niece Jillian Walker-Ripper (Daniel) of Michigan along with Wyatt & Harlin. There are soo many close friends & neighbors that have impacted our lives -that we hold so close and dear to our hearts - -I pray you remember him with a smile, and never forget the fondness and love he had for every.single.one. of you.
Cremation as taken place- and please, please join me at Coventry Oaks in May to celebrate the life of this man. Information will follow.