At the age of 79, Ronald Dennis Keenan Sr. of Chesapeake, Virginia died peacefully in his home on April 1st, 2019 from natural causes. He was born January 12th, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served 28 years in the United States Navy as an aviation store keeper and earned the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer before his retirement. Throughout his military career, which started in September, 1958, he served on three aircraft carriers. The three carriers were the USS Oriskany CVA 34, the USS America CVA 66, and the USS Nimitz CVN 68. He retired in 1986 at his last duty station, NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His older siblings were Charles Jr. and Joan, his younger siblings Jim and Gary (both deceased). Ronald Sr. married Barbara Anne Schwartz, January 29th, 1966. The oldest of their three children is Ronald Dennis Keenan Jr. born April 1st, 1967. Ronald Jr. is the father of Anna Marie Keenan and the grandfather of Calie Marie Hawkins. A few years after having Anna, Ronald Jr. had a son, Charles Miles Keenan. The second child of Ronald Sr. is Jeffrey Allen Keenan Sr., born February 6th, 1971. Jeffrey Sr. married Joanne Lisa Keenan and had three children. The oldest is Jessica Anne Ross, married to Colton Lee Ross. Their second child is Jeffrey Allen Keenan Jr. The third child is Jennifer Lyndsey Keenan, married to Jerremy Martin Heath. Ronald Sr.’s youngest son, Steven Matthew Keenan was born January 27th, 1979 and passed on May 31st, 2018 at the age of 39. Years after having the three children, Ronald Sr. met Barbara Ann Tatum and they fell in love. They later got married on May 14th, 2005.
The Visitation will be held Sunday, April 7th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home (929 Battlefield Blvd. South Chesapeake, Virginia)
The Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, April 8th at 12:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home (929 Battlefield Blvd. South Chesapeake, Virginia)
The Burial with Full Military Honor will follow the service at 2:00pm at the Memorial Veterans Cemetery (5310 Milners Road Suffolk, Virginia)
Please leave your condolences for Ronald’s family below.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Celebration of Life
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