Dr. Ralph Keating

Dr. Ralph Keating

Monday, March 1st, 1926 Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Dr. Ralph M Keating Do

Ralph Keating, age 92, of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.

He was born March 1st, 1926 to Ralph and Carolyn (Kirwin) Keating. A devoted husband and father, Ralph was married for 56 years to the late Philidina Brown Keating. He graduated early from Scarsdale High School in N. Y. to serve in the Merchant Marines during World War II. After discharge, he graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. Dr. Keating, DO practiced family medicine and was the owner of the Bellbrook Clinic until 1987. He then worked at the VA Hospital in Dayton and proudly served as a LT. Col. In the Ohio National Guard. Ralph was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. His service to the community included membership in the Knights of Columbus, the Optimist Club, and the Keenagers Group at St. Francis. He was also the founder and first Chairman for the Sugar Maple Festival in Bellbrook. He was an avid coin and stamp collector and a devoted fan of the Cincinnati Reds.  

He was preceded in death by his wife Philidina, and siblings James, Barbara, Carolyn, and Thomas. 

Ralph is survived by his 3 sons Michael Keating ( Lori) of Indiana, James Keating (Jane) of Liberty Township, and Daniel Keating (Carol) of Xenia, 9 grandchildren, Michael, Jr, (Sara), Carolyn, Patrick, Andrew, Brady, Hannah, Matthew, Joseph, and Nicholas and one great grandchild, Laney. Ralph will be remembered by all for his kindness, great sense of humor, and strength of character. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Visitation will be at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home, 92 W Franklin St, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305 on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 4th at 10:30 am at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45459.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home
    Address Not Available
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, March 4th, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
    6245 Wilmington Pike,
    Centerville, OH
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    Monday, March 4th, 2019
  • Interment

    Miami Valley Memory Gardens
    1639 E. Lytle-Five Points Rd.
    Centerville, OH
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Carew Family and Dave and Barb Peters and Family have planted a memorial tree for Dr. Ralph M Keating Do.
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Suzanne Perazzo

Dr.Keating was a good friend of my Fathers, whom passed away in 2001! I always found Dr Keating to be a warm, considerate, and caring person! My Father thought the world of him, as did I! I know that this is a difficult time, but I feel that Dr Keating left quite a legacy, one that you can be very proud of! You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
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Fondly, Greg and Lee Anne Austria

Dan and Carol, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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tom and pat peterson

we are so sorry for your loss, we were privileged to have Dr. Keating as our family doctor until his retirement and a friend> he will be greatly missed.
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Carew Family

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Keating. We would like to plant a tree in his honor.
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller

Dr. Keating was a great person. Our deepest sympathies to you.
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