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Howard Keyes

Howard K. Keyes died on Saturday August 2, 2014 at Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, MD. He was 90 years old.

Born August 19, 1923 in Cambridge, MD, he was the youngest of seven children born to John C. Keyes and Edith Mills Keyes. After attending local schools he served three years in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He spent 33 months in the South Pacific operating landing craft and small boats. In 1948 he married Helen E. Schulke.

He worked for Cutler-Hammer, a Division of Eaton Corp., in Baltimore for 32 years before retiring in 1984 and again living in Cambridge, MD. He was an active member of the VFW Post #7460, Cambridge, MD and a most active fisherman for rock fish and perch in the Choptank River.

He is survived by his wife Helen S. Keyes and son Theodore R. Keyes and his wife, Linda A. Keyes. He also has several nieces and nephews including two very close ones, Sydney S. Keyes and Donald H. Keyes and one very close fishing partner, David Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his four brothers; Travers T. Keyes, John W. Keyes, Clarence Keyes, S. Stokes Keyes and his two sisters Anne K. Grasmick and Edith Keyes Riggins.

A viewing for friends and family will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD between 6:00 and 8:00 PM

A funeral service will be conducted at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home beginning 12:30 PM Friday, August 8, 2014. The family will also receive friends the hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Pastor Kevin Graudin.

Burial will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Beulah. Committal service will be held in the Cemetery Chapel at 2:00 PM with military honors.

Serving as pallbearers will be Sydney Keyes, Kevin Keyes, Donald Keyes, Mark Keyes, David Keyes and James Keyes. Honorary pallbearers are David Lewis and David Marshall.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Coastal Hospice Foundation, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or the VFW Post #7460 Men’s Auxiliary, 115 Sandy Hill Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

To share online memories or condolences please visit www.newcombcollins.com


Thursday August 7, 2014 , 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.


Friday August 8, 2014 , 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

Friday August 8, 2014 , 12:30 p.m.

Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.

Committal Service

Friday August 8, 2014 , 2:00 p.m.

Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery

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Posted by: Colleen Curran-Bromwell Dear Miss Helen and Family, Mr. Howard was a wonderful man. Full of fun, laughter and a smile to brighten anyone and everyone's day. We know you will miss him as we all will too. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. 08/11/2014 Posted by: Robert A. D'Aigle Dear Helen and family, I was deeply saddened to read about Howard's passing in the newspaper and always remember his smile and guest for life, even when he was not feeling well. Also how happy he was to see you when he would pick you up at The Lutheran Mission to go fishing or anywhere with you. I will always remember your bright sunny personality and smiles and laughter when I volunteered at TLM and your bringing me fresh caught Rock-fish! You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I will say a few extra for "Howie"! 08/08/2014 Posted by: Orville & Leslie Harness Ted, Linda, and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. 08/07/2014 Posted by: Larry & Kay Parks Miss Helen, Donnie, Sidney,and family,our prayers and thoughts go out to you all,- Howard was a very wonderful person, who I always enjoyed talking to,...He will be greatly missed by all ! 08/06/2014 Posted by: Julie Our lives have been blessed to call you friend. You will be greatly missed! Your friends, Jamie, Julie & Skeeter 08/06/2014 Posted by: April Morgan I never saw Howard Keyes without a smile on his face and he never ceased to put one on mine. Love and light... 08/04/2014 Posted by: Gary, Barb and the Staff of Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time. 08/04/2014 Posted by: Steve and Karen Abbott Miss Helen,Sidney and family,Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.Mr. Howard will be missed by all who knew him. 08/03/2014

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