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June 21, 2013

John J. 'Jack' Keane Died May 24, 2013

BAYONET POINT, Fla. — John J. “Jack” Keane, 85, of Bayonet Point, Fla., and formerly of Traverse City, left this life May 24, 2013, for a new adventure.

Born and raised in Michigan and a proud Scotsman, he served in the South Pacific during World War II. He began his career with Consumers Power Company in Saginaw, working as a Meter Man, and taking positions with increasing responsibility over 45 years until retiring as Director of Public Affairs, He also served as a liaison for two years between the power company and the National Business Alliance in Washington, D.C. Jack retired in Traverse City, where he played an active role in the community. He is past president of the Economic Development Committee, where he was instrumental in the development of the Garfield/Heidbreder Industiral Park, even having a street named in his honor. He was always proud of his award-winning barbershop quartet “The On Chords,” traveling nationally in competition.

Always a generous man, he donated his body for medical education to the University of Florida College of Medicine. Ultimately he will be interred at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a son, Shawn; and a granddaughter, Jamie Daniels.

Survivors include his loving wife, Joan; sons, Kevin (Carol), Scott (Peg), stepsons, Brian Moss (Deb) and Geoffrey Moss; daughter-in-law Coleen; his “Bro” Michael Hanna (Heidi); 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Hospice workers, Gail, Tammy, Paul and Dr. “Mac”.

A memorial Mass will be held Monday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church, Traverse City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Ave.,Hudson, FL, or to a charity of your choice.

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