O'Keefe, John Anthony 6/27/1943 - 4/23/2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan John Anthony O'Keefe passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Heartland Care Center in Ann Arbor. He was born June 27, 1943, and is survived by his son Michael and his loving wife Mary Ellen, whom he married on May 14, 1988.
John served valiantly in the United States Army for 26 years, reaching the rank of Colonel, having served in the Vietnam War. Additionally, John worked as the Associate Director for the Michigan Municipal League for 25 years, co-founded the Washtenaw Junior Football Organization, Chairman of the Washtenaw County Red Cross Board, President of the Michigan Reserve Officers Association and was a longtime member of the Ann Arbor Ski Club.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society or Fisher House of Michigan.
A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family are asked to arrive at the Administrative Building at 12:15 p.m.
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