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Thomas “Tommy” Keck

THOMAS W. KECK, “TOMMY”, age 68; beloved husband for 48 years of Diane E. (nee Quinn); loving father of Shaun (Michelle), Brandon, and Ryan; devoted son of the late John and Theresa (nee Navoda); dearest brother of John (Carolyn), Beverly (Bob) Miller, and Marie (Jim) Vargo; cherished son-in-law of the late Marilyn Havemann and James Quinn; adored step-son of Carol Keck (Michael Johns, Sr); dear brother-in-law of Keiren (Bill) Brady, Patrick Quinn, Connie (Bill) Rusch, Mary Weine, Jack Boland, Ginger (David) Robillard and Colleen (Matt) Sall; dearest uncle and great-uncle of many; survived by his canine companion Raven.

Thomas “Tommy” Keck was born on January 18, 1954 to the late John and Theresa (nee Navoda) Keck, and passed away on November 23, 2022. He lived in Kirtland, Ohio for 46 years. Tommy was a member of the Holden Arboretum and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1972. He retired from Lincoln Electric after 30 years. Tommy enjoyed camping, being outdoors, fishing, reading, and traveling. He loved the Cleveland Indians and all Cleveland Sports. Tommy was a big fan of Rock ‘N’ Roll from all eras and loved going to concerts. What gave him the most enjoyment in life was time with his family, holidays especially with his family on Christmas eve, vacations, grilling and barbecuing. Tommy was funny, kind, soft-spoken, and generous. He was also a jokester, had a contagious laugh and a welcoming heart. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Contributions may be made in memory of Tommy to Cleveland Clinic Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center ( or Holden Arboretum. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Prayers of Christian Burial SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 at 3:30 PM at the Funeral Home. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Tommy at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM. Online obituary, guestbook, and order flowers at



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