Albert William "Bill" Keller, 81, of Haines City, FL, formerly of Binghamton, NY and Linden, PA passed into the care of his Heavenly Father on 17 Mar 2010. He was born January 23, 1929, in Phillipsburg, a son of the late Harris E. and Naomi Ruth (Bean) Keller. On July 12, 1952, he married his beloved "Tweetie" Vivian Gardner, who survives. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was a member of the Valley Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder and a trustee and also member at First Presbyterian Church of Haines City. Bill received his education from the former Williamsport Technical Institute and Broome County Community College, concentrating in mathematics. He worked over 33 years at Singer Simulation Products, Link Division, retiring in 1991 as the director of commercial engineering. Bill served in the US Air Force from 1948-52, stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS attached to the 3383rd Tech Training Squadron. He was a charter member of the Linden Fire Department and also a member of the Haines City American Legion. An avid coin and stamp collector, he also enjoyed traveling to England, Holland, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, San Marina, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Argentina, Peru, Nassau, Turkey, Canada and 49 of the United States. He is survived by a son, William G. (Dorothy) Keller, Orlando, FL; two daughters, Christine K. (William) Mitchell, Ballston Spa, NY, and Catherine (Frank) Hanrahan, Greene, NY; eight grandchildren, Katie (David) Young, Betsy (Mike) Hickman, Emily Keller, Justin Mitchell, Travis Mitchell, Zachary (Joanna) Mitchell, Marie Hanrahan (Tyler Warren) and Megan Hanrahan; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Young and Logan Warren; two sisters, Louise Yerger, and Ruth (LaRue) Pepperman; and a brother, Frank (Arlene) Keller. Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Helen (Lee) Stuller.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20th, at the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy, Pennsylvania, (570) 546-2693. Services will be by Pastor John Aukema. The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. preceding the service. The interment will be in the church cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , Good Shepherd Hospice, or Moreland Baptist Church