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Fr. Kenneth R. Keene

  • On January 2, 2019
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Fr. Kenneth R. Keene, long-time pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, Age 60, of Robinson Township. Diocesan born on September 25, 1958 in McKees Rocks, PA. Ordained on June 24, 1995 by Bishop Donald Wuerl at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA, incarnated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh on June 24, 1995. Former Parochial Vicar of St. Philip Parish, Crafton and Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge; Parochial Vicar, Administrator and Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, New Castle; Senior Parochial Vicar of St. John Newman Parish/Sacred Heart Parish/Assumption of the BVM, Pittsburgh. Father Ken served as Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, was the spiritual director of the Padre Pio Prayer Group, Member (elected) of the Priest Council and Confessor to the Little Sisters of the Poor. Son of Alvera and the late James Keene; Brother of Gary (Frances), Michael (Barbara) and David (JoAnn) Keene; Uncle of Jason, Lisa (Bob), Robyn (Josue), Mickey (Colleen), Christina, Marlena, Mallori (Mike), Rachel (Robb), David, Cassandra and the late Melissa; Nephew of Sr. Maura and Sr. Marlene Luffy, Clara Keene and Marlene Luffy; Also survived by serveral cousins and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family and friends received Saturday, January 5 from 4-8pm and Sunday, January 6 from 1-4 and 6-8pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. Translation to Holy Trinity Church 5718 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township,  on Monday,  January 7 with visitation from 9-11am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Church or to the Father Ken Keene Memorial Scholarship Fund for Holy Trinity School 5720 Steubenville Pike McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

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Maria Henry
Deepest sympathy to family, friends, and fellow parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish on Fr. Ken’s passing from my mother, Angeline Henry, currently 106 years of age, and myself. Father Ken gave the blessing at mom’s 100th birthday and visited with her several times over the years. She called him her “New Castle connection” due to his work there at St. Vincent’s and the place she called home after immigrating from Italy when she wa 8 years old. His kindness to her will never be forgotten as will his smile and his faithfulness. God bless you all.
John and Iris Parks
Dear Mrs. Keene and family, As members of a St. John Neuman Parish, we were privileged to serve as Eucharistic ministers with Fr. Ken. His love of The Lord and his warmth were evident to us the first time we met him. We are so sorry for your loss and we pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.
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