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Craciun Berry Funeral Home

7200 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH

OBITUARY

Albert Keeling

April 12, 1920July 1, 2020

Albert (Bud) Keeling, age 100, of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on Wednesday July 1, 2020. Albert was born April 12, 1920. Proud American Hero of WWII who received the Bronze Star for meritorious valor in the Battle of the Bulge. Devoted and beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Honey) Marie (nee Wolf). Loving father of Jacqueline (Ray) Holland, Tom (Jianhomg Ding) Keeling, Joseph (Angela Raffa-Keeling) Keeling, Patricia (James) Landis. Dearest Grandfather of Peggy (Rich) Thompson, Kathleen Watters (Eric Ecklar), Erin Keeling Kurincic (Anthony Kurincic), Thomas O. Keeling (passed in 2005 a Marine, killed in operation Iraqi Freedom), Kristen Keeling (Curtis) Surovy, Therese (Mark) Rinehart, Nicholas Morrison, Frank (Amye Boyers) Keeling, Robert Keeling, Hui Sun (Rob Neu), Evelyn Landis and Donna Landis. His Great-Grand children are Kimberly Thompson, Caitlin Thompson (Mike Hanson), Emily Thompson (Roderick Springer), Alexa Kurincic, Emma Kurincic, Addison Surovy, Thomas Surovy, Tommy Neu, George Nue and Frank E. Keeling.

A visitation for Albert will be held Monday, July 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102. A funeral mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will occur Monday, July 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM . Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 BROOKPARK RD, BROOK PARK, Ohio 44142-1709.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.craciunberryfuneral.com for the Keeling family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6, 2020

  • Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

    Monday, July 6, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery

Memories

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Linda and Arthur Cerio

July 7, 2020

Albert was such a gentle and kind man. Meeting him for the first time, he made us feel like friends. We always felt comfortable around him. We loved talking about traveling and how much he loved his family. He is a great man. Praying for you Albert and your whole family. Hopefully your peace has been passed on to your family.

Katelyn Boden

July 7, 2020

Mr. Keeling will be deeply missed by myself and everyone at Bloom. We were so lucky to have him be apart of our "Bloom Family". Our deepest condolences to all of Mr. Keeling's family.

My favorite memory of Mr. Keeling would have to be on his 100th birthday and the birthday parade - him looking over to me and saying "I did not know i had so many friends that love me". Mr Keeling made an impact on my life and I will forever be grateful.

Jackie Holland

July 5, 2020

Albert Edward Keeling April 12, 1920-July 1, 2010


Albert E. Keeling was the son of Albert E. Keeling, Sr., and Helen McKenna Keeling. He came from a family of 6. He has a sister, Helen Keeling Herborn and is preceded in death by Roynon Keeling, Frank Keeling, Florence Keeling Remshik, and Katherine Keeling Bidlen.

He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps and was educated in decoding, and Intelligence for the Allies
in Cambridge, England. His time in the service encompassed several years of living in England, France, and Belgium. He maintained many friendships that continued to this day. Many of Al’s war stories were about helping families he met along the way.

Al Keeling met Evelyn Wolff, a friend of his sister, Katherine. On September 25 1949 they were married at Our Lady of Good Counsel. They were married for 51 years.

Evelyn and Albert had four children, Jacqueline, (Raymond Holland,) Thomas, (Jian Ding,) Joseph, (Angela Raffa,) and Patricia, (James Landis.) The names of their 11 grandchildren are, Peggy, Kathleen, Erin, Kristin, Tommy, Frank, Rob, Therese, Nick, Donna, and Evelyn. Albert and Evelyn continued to help their children as they faced life’s challenges.

Prior to WWII, Albert worked for the Nickle Plate Rail. Road. After his time overseas, he came back to Cleveland and the railroad employed him until he retired. Still after all these years, Dad said he enjoyed the sounds of the trains that went by his apartment in Lakewood.

Evelyn and Albert loved to travel during their retirement years. They savored seeing new places and experiencing other cultures. Their encounters were times that they reminisced about for many years. Their travels began when they accompanied their daughter, Patty and other students to Europe. The students soon found out that having ‘father’ was especially advantageous in Italy.

Al was happy and surprised that Bloom of Lakewood found ways to celebrate his 100th birthday. Television coverage and a parade of

Audrey and Roger Earley

July 5, 2020

Our deepest sympathies are with all of you on the loss of Uncle Bud. He will be greatly missed. Mom and I thought we would be able to visit with him at least one more time as they were both up in age. We enjoyed our time spent visiting with Bud, and mom was so happy to see and talk to her brother. God bless all of you, and stay safe.
Love Helen, Audrey, and Roger

Patricia Keeling

July 5, 2020

Fond memories of Albert Keeling & Family who I have known all my life. My Father also Albert(Chig) Keeling born 1920 met Al during WW11 in Oxford England and the family friendship flourished.
My parents spent time with Al & Evelyn during their visit in 1979 and myself meeting Al in 2006 & 2011 while staying with Jackie. All these wonderful memories will be in my heart forever.
Deepest Sympathy to all the Keeling Family and friends who have loved Albert.

Marijane Kubach

July 4, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all the members of the Keeling family for the loss of such a special person. I will always fondly remember Mr. Keeling driving me and Jackie around when we were in elementary school together and sitting during my later years with him and his lovely wife discussing what was going on in my life. Such fond memories!

Ninette Fumiere

July 4, 2020

With all my sympathy and love to the Keeling family and all those who have known and loved Albert.

Emily Thompson

July 2, 2020

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