Robert Keyes

August 22, 1929November 4, 2013
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On November 4, 2013, Robert Keyes, beloved husband of Mary T. Keyes (nee Gilner). Loving father of Therese M. Goldsmith and husband Douglas V., Robert T. Keyes, Martha E. Keyes and husband Jeffrey S. Plesser, Thomas J. Keyes and wife Melanie D., Mary H. Keyes, Anne E. Keyes, and the late Richard E. Keyes. Cherished brother of Barbara A. MacKinnon, and Walter F. Keyes. Loving Grandfather of Michael and Catherine Goldsmith, William, Joseph, Daniel, and Timothy Plesser, and Madeline Keyes. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Church of the Ascension, 4603 Poplar Ave., Halethorpe, MD 21227 on Saturday at 10am. Interment New Cathedral Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2013

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March 19, 2015

Dear Mr. Keyes ~
Although we had our differences, you played a crucial role in my career. If not for you, I would probably still be at the police department. You said, "You can't find a job in a bar in downtown Arbutus! Go to Washington and show Eddie Alford work examples." I took your advice. Further, you told me that your "technical tapes" would play in my head as I worked cases, which also happened. And, I did get to meet the great Alwyn Cole before he himself died. Thank you for your faith in me ~ your time was not wasted. With condolences to your family, Nancy Berthold, March 19, 2015

Larry Ziegler

June 8, 2014

Dear Bob,

Thanks for being my mentor, co-worker and friend. Semper Fi Marine. Forever remembered.

Larry Ziegler

November 11, 2013

Sorry for your prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Bridgett Charlton (Baltimore, MD)

Douglas Goldsmith

November 11, 2013

Thanks for all the good times, my friend. I'll keep your light alive.

November 8, 2013

So sorry about Mr Keys. He would always
wave as he went up the street for his walk. A very nice man and Family.
The Carnes Family

Ron & Kathy Barnett

November 8, 2013

Mary and family our sympathy and prayers. May your memories bring a smile and comfort.

Pamela Bacan-Pagente

November 8, 2013

Though I have not personally met Mr. Robert Keyes, I had the great fortune of knowing his children. Only an awesome father could have raised children whom God could be proud of. Indeed, it is a well-deserved eternal rest to him who was a faithful servant and steward of God.

Tawanda Epps (SKHS)

November 8, 2013

Mary H. Keyes and Family,
Sending love and prayers. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

Linda Crabill

November 7, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers are with the family and friends.
Linda Crabill,
Enforcement Unit
Maryland Insurance Administriation

Bernadette Rist

November 7, 2013

Death leaves a
heartache no one can
heal, love leaves a
memory no one can
steal. ----From a headstone in Ireland