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John Peter McKeon

June 4, 1953 ~ March 30, 2019 (age 65)

            John Peter McKeon, 65, of Emmitsburg, MD, died on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore.  Born June 4, 1953 in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of the late James and Marcelle (Corris) McKeon.  He was the husband of Debra Sassaman of Milton, PA.

            John was an electrician and worked in the Maintenance Department of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.  He formerly owned and operated A-1 Screen and Glass in Pompano Beach, FL. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s College of Maine.  John enjoyed hunting, fishing and caring for his many animals.  He was known as a Gentleman Farmer.  He was an avid fan of Mount St. Mary’s basketball, and was the student basketball manager while in college at St. Joseph’s.

            Surviving are son, Ryan McKeon and wife Rachel of Rochester, NY, and their daughter, Audrey; step-son, Chance Sassaman and wife Jewlia of Kuna, ID; siblings, Eugene McKeon and wife Sandra of Bethlehem, PA, Nancy Hall and husband David of Long Beach Island, NJ, Judith Zollar and husband Robert of Bridgewater, NJ, James McKeon, Jr. of Garwood, NJ, Amy Poirier of Staten Island, NY, and Joseph McKeon and wife Lorraine of Westfield, NJ; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Elaine Guempel.

            A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be announced soon.  Inurnment will follow at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Emmitsburg, MD.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Mount St. Mary’s University Women’s Athletic Department, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

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