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FRANCIS "BUTCH" G. KEITHLINE

January 13, 2020

Obituary

Francis “Butch” Keithline, Jr. of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday, January 13, 2020, in General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

 

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Francis Sr. and Doris Keithline, was a graduate of Meyers High School (1967), and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre. He worked as a lineman for PPL for 42+ years.  Francis was an avid sports fan and followed all the professional Pennsylvania teams.  He was also a former coach for St. Aloysius basketball, St. Theresa's Little League, and the Heights Packers football teams.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: George and Nan Shock, who raised him.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Clare Barberio Keithline; daughter, Cheryl Ann Murphy and husband, Mark; son, Francis M. Keithline and wife Michelle; son, Martin C. Keithline and wife, Victoria; sister, Marjorie Komski. Francis was the loving grandfather to 9 grandchildren: Mark, Caitlin, Shawn, Devan, Shannon, Christopher, Samantha, Antonio Warren and Shae-Lynn Diallo.

 

Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 17, from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Street, Wilkes-Barre, with Deacon Francis Murphy officiating.

 

Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, January 16, at the funeral home and Friday morning from 10:30 am until time of service.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. WB
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Visitation
Friday
January 17, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. WB
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Funeral Service
Friday
January 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. WB
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Interment
Friday
January 17, 2020

11:40 AM
St Marys Cemetery
1534 South Main Road
Hanover Township, PA 18706

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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