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Sidney Keyes, Sr

Send Flowers Sidney Stokes Keyes, Sr. January 25, 1919 - February 11, 2011

Sidney Stokes Keyes, Sr., age 92, of Cambridge, MD, died Friday night, February 11, 2011 at Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge, MD where he was a resident for the past four years.

Born on January 25, 1919 in The Neck District, Cambridge, MD, he was the son of the late John Keyes and Mary Edith Mills Keyes Dail and step-son of Tom Dail.

Mr. Keyes was the husband of the late Delia Mae Riley Keyes who died on January 11, 1972.

Mr. Keyes had been a caretaker for the property of Mr. Frank Moore and Mr. Jody Powell, Press Secretary for the former President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Keyes was also a farmer.

Mr. Keyes was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cornerville.

In his earlier years, Mr. Keyes was an avid bowler. He also enjoyed playing cards, fishing and raccoon hunting. He also enjoyed the many memorable times he spent at his second home, Lewis University at John Lewis’ Store. Mr. Keyes had also been a member of the Neck District Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving is a son Sidney S. Keyes, Jr. and his wife Alice of Higgins Mill Pond, Cambridge, MD; a son-in-law Joe Wanex of Secretary, MD; a brother Howard Keyes and his wife Helen of The Neck District, Cambridge, MD; a sister Edith Riggins of Cambridge, MD; eight grandchildren Tina Thomas and her husband Dale, Edie Wanex, Penny Rossy, Eddie Wanex and his wife Bonnie, Jeffrey Keyes, Kevin Keyes, Sherry Thomas and Chris Ruark and his wife Michelle; eight great-grandchildren Amy Ruark, Scott Thomas, Hope Thomas, Michael Rossy, Jordan Rossy, Ashley Keyes, Victoria Keyes and Tyler Keyes.

Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were two daughters Donna Ruark and Phyllis Wanex; a son-in-law Jimmy Ruark; three brothers Johnny, Travers and Clarence Keyes; a sister Anne Grasmick; and a grandson Joey Wanex.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15th at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Walter Reushchling, Vicar.

Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Mr. Keyes memory to St. John’s Chapel, 1213 Hudson Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613; Neck District Volunteer Fire Department, 954 Cooks Point Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613; or to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.

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Facts Born: January 25, 1919
Place of Birth: Cambridge, MD USA
Death: February 11, 2011
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA

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Posted by: Audrey Romahn So sorry to hear of Stokes passing. He sure was a character. May your memories comfort you. 02/14/2011 Posted by: Donald Webster Sidney & Family, I am saddened to hear of Stoke's passing and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of times spent with your Dad and feel truly blessed to have known and considered a friend. Stokes was just one of many local Neck District characters that made the Neck that so many people loved and cherished! 02/14/2011 Posted by: PHYLLIS JAMES TO THE FAMILY: OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. EDDIE & PHYLLIS JAMES 02/13/2011 Posted by: Faye Robbins Brohawn Syney,I am so sorry for your lost. Only time will heal Love and prayers to you and Alice 02/13/2011 Posted by: Kenny and Barbara Marshall We would like to express our deepest thoughts and sympathy to Sidney,Alice,and the entire family of Stokes.What a great friend he was to us when we moved to Morris Neck.We have alot of special memories sitting on his front porch with him.He was always willing to share his knowledge with us.He never hesitated to let us know his opinions on matters,and we appreciated that.He was a true friend and thought highly of by our entire family.Our boys always loved to hear Mr. Stokes stories.He always made them feel important...even nicknamed each one of them!!!You are in our prayers. 02/13/2011 Posted by: Buddy & Barbara Mowbray Sidney, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time, what a wondeerful man your Dad was. I still remember him giving you the job of getting me on the school bus when I first started at Hudson University, of course you were much older, and responsible, ha, ha. 02/12/2011 Posted by: James and Lena Wallis Fitzhugh Sidney and Alice: We were so sorry to hear about your father. We are thinking about you both at this time and praying for you. God Bless 02/12/2011

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