The Obit For Scott Keeney

Scott R. Keeney

Published in The News-Herald from February 12 to February 13, 2011

Mass of a Christian burial for Scott R. Keeney, age 80, of Grand River will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 9114 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor.

Born Oct. 23, 1930, in Masontown, Pa., and passed away Feb. 10, 2011, at Emeritus of Willoughby.

Mr. Keeney is a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.

He retired from Lubrizol in 1992, after 28 years of employment.

He was an avid softball player and bowler. He pitched in both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers minor league systems. He was the president of the Painesville Men's Softball League and a member of the Painesville Men's Softball Hall of Fame.

He loved spending time with his two granddaughters Christine and Jennifer Bacurin. He also enjoyed dancing, playing pinochle, doing crosswords and vacationing in Las Vegas.

Scott is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn "Babe" (Szelc) Keeney; son, Scott R. Keeney Jr. of Grand River; daughter, Judy (Rich) Bacurin of Mentor; granddaughters, Christine and Jennifer Bacurin of Mentor; and brother, Robert (Sharleen Burkett) Connolly of Concord Township.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ada (Landman) Keeney.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville.

The family suggests contributions to be made in Scott's memory to Vitas Hospice Care, 600 East Granger Road, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44131 or to St. Bede the Venerable Church.