Dennis R. Keech, Sr. “sports enthusiast”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Dennis R. “Denny” Keech, Sr., 72, of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, after a short illness.
Born on Tuesday, November 8, 1949, in Oswayo, he was a son of Claude H. and Edith I. Jones Keech.
Denny was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. He was employed as a machine operator by the former Dresser-Rand Industries in Olean, N.Y. for over 43 years until his retirement.
Denny enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles. working on his antique cars, walking around Shinglehouse, and in his younger years, weightlifting. He loved scratch-off lottery tickets, attending sporting events at Oswayo Valley, and watching sports on TV,. He loved animals, especially his cat, Lord Baltimore. He took care of many cats in his neighborhood. His greatest loves were his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are his mother of Shinglehouse; three children, Dennis R. “Denny” (Kelly) Keech, Jr. of Shinglehouse, David R. (Tara) Keech of Shinglehouse; and Kelly A. (Randy Blackmon) Keech of Palm Harbor, Florida; five grandchildren, Kayla (Thomas) Gross, Kendal Keech, Kaleb Keech, Brevin Austin, and Charlotte Austin-Keech; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In keeping with Denny’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Denny’s name may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany, PO Box 281, Wellsville, NY 14895 or the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Denny’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Denny, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.