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John C. Keller
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John Calvin Keller, 73, of Cumberland, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born January 17, 1944 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late James P. Keller and Maryland (Mower) McCreary. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Sheila Winter and Karen Helmstetter.

John was a graduate of Fort Hill High School, Class of 1962.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

John was a retired fireman with the City of Cumberland, having served for 32 years.

He was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church; Queen City Lodge #131, A.F. & A.M.; 32nd. Degree, Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies; and Ali Ghan Shrine, where he belonged to the Legion of Honor. John was a charter and life member of Gold Star Post #6452 and served as the first Post Historian. He was also a life member of Fort Cumberland Post #13, American Legion; life member of the Navy Seabees Veterans, and life member of the Good Fellowship Club.

Among the survivors are friends, Alex and Eleanor Gross, Gary and Susie Miller, Gina and Bob Ward, and Bill Valentine.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene Street, Cumberland, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Queen City Lodge #131, A.F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 PM.

The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 1 PM in the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Christopher Gobrecht, officiating.

Interment will be in M.S.V.C. Rocky Gap, where military honors will be accorded by Fort Cumberland Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.


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