Robert L. McKeone

November 1, 1927May 14, 2018

Robert “Bob” Louis McKeone, 90, of San Diego, California, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.

Robert was born in Omaha, Nebraska to William and Floretta McKeone. Later his family, which included five brothers relocated to Kansas City, Missouri. After high school, he served his country in the Korean War and was awarded the Distinguished Medal of Honor the Purple Heart.

In 1960, he married his wife of 58 years, Shirley McKeone. They relocated to the beautiful city of San Diego and purchased a home in Point Loma. Bob spent his extra time working and remodeling their home to make room for their three daughters. As a gifted craftsman, he loved to work in his garage and had the ability to fix anything. Bob was in the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Church where he served his community for many years. He was well liked by everyone he met and had the ability to make friends wherever he went.

Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley, his three daughters, Mary Anne (Gary), Shelley (John) and Kathleen (Scott). He is remembered by his grandchildren, Andrew (Rachael), Matthew, Patrick, Catherine, Emily, Rose, Anna and Sean. Bob is also survived by his brother Bernie and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations should be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 24, 2018

Robert L. McKeone

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Christine Brand

May 21, 2018

When I think of my brother-in-law Bob McKeone, I smile and feel good. That is the effect Bob had on most people I think. He always kidded me about being a limey and I gave him a hard time for being Irish. I joined the family 50 years ago when I married Shirley's brother Dean and always thought Shirley & Bob looked like film stars, plus they lived in California! I remember sitting on the swing with Bob on their patio at Pescadero admiring his beloved orchids. Our sons Mark & Peter loved him and his stories of the time he spent in the Marines. They were always fascinated by his partial fingers and listening to him tell how he cut them off. I will always have a special place in my heart for Bob, he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.