William Walter Kean

August 16, 1942January 28, 2014

William Walter Kean, age 71, of Pataskala, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home. Born August 16, 1942 in Greensburg, PA, he graduated from Norwin High School (Irwin, PA) and Penn State University. Bill enjoyed a software engineering career as a distinguished member of the technical staff at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, and was an active member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Pataskala. He is predeceased by his parents Kenneth William and Frances (Morcom) Kean and brother Kenneth Eugene Kean. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 47 years, Sally (Hauber) Kean; son, Jason (Emily) Kean; daughter, Krissa (Christopher) Kean Spence; grandchildren, Jack, Sam, and Linden. Visitation hours 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at KAUBER-SAMMONS FUNERAL HOME, 289 S. Main Street, Pataskala. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Pataskala, 405 S. Main Street. The Rev. Dennis Witt officiating. Interment Pataskala Cemetery. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the church or OhioHealth Hospice (614-566-5377).


  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2014

William Walter Kean

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Michael Dreiling

August 25, 2016

Bill was an exceptional systems engineer and an incredibly kind individual. I enjoyed working with him and his inventive and complete approach to any problem. I send my belated condolences to the family.

February 7, 2014

We were so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Know that you are in our prayers. Connie & Phil Smith (Alexandria, Ohio)

Ed Krause

January 31, 2014

My condolences to your family. Bill was a coworker and I was Krissa's softball coach with daughter Jackie for the Pataskala Parks League. My regrets on attending as the cold I have maybe contagious. Ed Krause

Mary Ann (Kovaly) Owen

January 31, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Your family was an inspiration to me when I taught at WMS and I thank you for that. May God grant Bill eternal peace and you all courage to bear the sorrow of his loss. - Mary Ann (Kovaly) Owen

January 30, 2014

Our sincere sympathies to Sally and the family.
Libby and Jack Eckenrod

January 30, 2014

Our sympathies are extended to Sally and the family.
Brian, Sue and Erik Rhodes

Sharon White

January 30, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Krissa.

Betsy Kean - Bucchi

January 30, 2014

He will be Forever Missed. We will never forget all he's done for us.