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William J. “Bill” Keck, Jr., 57

April 03, 1965 - July 08, 2022

William J. “Bill” Keck, Jr., 57, of Manor Twp., passed away very unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 8, 2022. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of William J. and Noreen E. (Clay) Keck. Bill was the loving husband of Jana M. (Kaufhold) Keck, and they celebrated 34 years of marriage this past March.

Bill graduated from Penn Manor High School with the Class of 1983. For the last 10 years, he worked as a Material Damage Adjuster for Erie Insurance Company. He was an avid boater and fisherman, and also had a passion for cooking both in the kitchen and on the grill. When Bill wasn’t spending time with his family, working, fishing or catering, Bill was donating his time and expertise to cook for several charitable organizations and fundraising events in his community. Anytime someone asked Bill to help he would always be there, and he would say “It’s for the kids, it’s my way to give back, and it’s what I do”. Bill passed his passion and knowledge of fishing and cooking on to many family members and friends. He had an amazing sense of humor and was always the life of the party, bringing light and laughter to everyone he met. Due to Bill’s welcoming personality, he was also lovingly known as “Uncle” and “Brother” to many non-family members as well. He was a great friend to many and will be deeply missed by all. He will be especially missed by his beloved dachshund “Jameson”.

Bill was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. Along with his parents and wife, he is survived by his son Alec W. Keck of Lancaster, his daughter, Michelle S. Gomba and his son-in-law Philip D. Gomba of Landisville. Also surviving are his brothers Stephen Keck and his wife Heather of Millersville, and James T. Keck and his wife Stephanie of Lancaster; a sister, Nadine E. Wagner and her husband Dan of Upper St. Clair, PA; his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Kaufhold of Hummelstown, PA; his sister-in-law Kimberly Mease, wife of Dave Mease of Lancaster, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael P. Keck, in 2010.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services for Bill which will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & crematory, 441 North George Street, Millersville, PA, 17551, where a viewing will begin at 10 AM and the family will receive guests until the time of services. Interment will follow at Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

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July 15, 2022

Dear Jana and Family,
just received news of Bill passing away.  My thoughts are with you as you both were so close.
I will never forget both of your kindnesses and caring.
I hope grateful memories will survive you in the time of sorrow.
Hope that you will be able to find peace in those memories of so many years together.
Much love to you.
Kathy Mcg-Gordo’s sister

July 13, 2022

Jana,
I heard about Bill passing yesterday.  Suck a kind man.  I know he was your best friend.
I remember when you’d invite me over and the dinners were some of the best I ever had.
God bless.
 
Chris Fisher

July 12, 2022

Jana and family so very sorry for your loss. Bill will be missed my many
Chris & Anita Rahe

July 12, 2022

Jana, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you can feel the love of support of all the family and friends you Bill, Alec and Michelle have – I pray that it provides some comfort to you and your family. Jen Gaalswyk

July 12, 2022

Jana – so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Lori Rowley 

July 12, 2022

Jana and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was such a good person. I have fond memories of him in High School as well as Jana. Later in life our girls played a lot together. Hannah was devasted when she heard. She said Bill was always very kind and sweet to her and asked about her often when he would see her dad out and about. Please let us know if you need anything. Tracey Wimer and Hannah Brenner. 

July 12, 2022

Jana and Keck Family- I am so sorry to hear about Bill, You and He always made my Family feel welcomed. Bill always had a smile and pleasant way about him that was special. I always remember the pizza and stromboli parties as well.
Mark Rohrer

July 12, 2022

Jana,My heart goes out to you, the kids, and the Keck family.  Bill touched so many lives and made them better.
Sue Rhoades 

July 12, 2022

Jana- so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.  My thoughts are with you and the extended Keck family.
Chris Thompson

July 12, 2022

Jana and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Donna and Mike Collins 

July 11, 2022

So very sorry for your loss.  He was so friendly,  so giving, and much more. No words can soften the loss the family will feel. Stay strong. Many prayers are with you.

July 11, 2022

Our deepest sympathys to the Keck family. I’ve known Jana since we were children in Manor Ridge, and Bill shortly after they met. Living life to the fullest is a goal, being an example and rock for our families is a responsibility and I have a funny suspicion Bill conquered both. GOD BLESS YOU BILL, REST IN PEACE. May God hold Janna and the children and all of the family tightly.

July 11, 2022

Jana and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.
Billy, I will miss you so much! Prepping and grilling at parties just won’t be the same without you.
Andrea Splain

July 11, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

July 11, 2022

I am so sorry to have heard of your loss. Bill has always been one of favorite people. Pleasant, kind, empithetic and always willing to help anyone that needed it. This goes beyond Erie and his presence has touched so many, always in a positive way. He will be fondly remembered from all that had interacted with him. I have had the pleasure of working with Bill and trained him on occassion. I received calls from several repair shops this morning expressing their condolences.  He will be greatly missed and many people’s lives will feel the void that has been left. If there is anythng that I may do, please reach out. Thanks and I hope your memories of Bill, which I know will, bring a smiles and that warmth that he has always had. Take care, Dave 

July 11, 2022

Jana & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I was so glad I had the chance to spend time with Bill at the Ronald F. Good Celebration of Life. We chatted and laughed about our last encounter many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

July 11, 2022

Jana – I was so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing and your loss. Bill was everything you so lovingly noted above and so much more.  Sending prayers your way for comfort and peace.  
Steve Shank

July 11, 2022

I am very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure working with Bill at Erie. 

July 11, 2022

Thinking of the Keck family during this difficult time.  We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Ed & Crystal McKinney

July 11, 2022

So Sorry For Your Loss! Prayers For Your Family!
 
 

July 11, 2022

 I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for several years. I always enjoyed talking to Bill and am greatful I got to know him. He will be missed.  

July 11, 2022

Jana, we are very sorry to hear of Bills passing.  Please accept our sincere condolences. 

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