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Richard L. KEEVILL

July 24, 1937 — October 14, 2020

Richard L. KEEVILL, 83, of Sabinsville, PA, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

Born July 24, 1937, in Sharon, he was the son of John and Thelma Ruth Johnson Keevill.  On September 11, 1968, in Folcroft, he married the former Karen I. Mervine, who predeceased him on September 19, 2013.

He was employed as an electrician with IBEW Local #98.  Rick was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Westfield.  He enjoyed eating out, spending time with friends and family, tinkering around the house, feeding the deer, and going to church.  Rick loved his cats, Sprinkles, Spices, and Puddles.

Surviving are:  four children, Michael DeMaio of Westfield, Lorraine (Robert) Bellows of Johnstown, CO, Rocco DeMaio of Kenai, AK, and Alison Keevill of Huntersville, NC;  three grandchildren;  ten great-grandchildren;  a brother, Jack Keevill of Bethany, DE;  a brother-in-law, Bill (Bonnie) Mervine of Claymont, DE;  many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Kathe DeMaio;  and five siblings.

There will be no visitation or service.  Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory, Ulysses.

Memorials may be made to Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or at

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