Theresa “Tess” Keck, 80, of Lewis Run

Theresa “Tess” Keck, 80, of 16 Lafayette Ave. Lewis Run, passed away, Tuesday, December 28th, 2010, at the Bradford Manor after a brief illness.

Born May 17, 1930, in Renovo, she was a daughter of the late Andrew S. and Helen (Graebner) Fantaskey Sr. Mrs. Keck was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Renovo.

On May 28, 1958 in Cheektawaga, NY, she married Donald L. Keck Sr. who passed away March 16, 2002. They briefly lived in Depew NY before moving to Lewis Run.

She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church. She had been employed at Corning Glass. In addition to raising and spending time with her family, she had many interests. She  had a passion for cooking, bird watching, growing flowers, gardening and enjoyed the companionship of her beloved dog Queenie

Surviving are two sons: Donald Keck, Jr. of Lewis Run, and Ronald Keck of Bradford, two grandchildren: Jason Keck and Christy Keck, two great grandchildren: a brother Andrew S. “Butch” (Vickey) Fantaskey Jr., and a sister Renee Jackson both of Renovo, a brother in law, James Cudihy of West Seneca, NY, and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Shirley Ann Cudihy and a brother in law Robert Jackson.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 1, 2011, from 11:00 to 1:00pm in the  Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00pm with Father Samuel B. Slocum, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church officiating. Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery in Fairview, PA.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie,, PA 16505 or McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

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