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Obituary of Howard “Bob” Keller


Howard “Bob” Keller. 83, of Marathon, passed away after a long illness surrounded by his family on May 6, 2015.

In 2007, he was predeceased by Jane, his high school sweet heart and wife of 57 years. Bob is surrounded by 3 daughters and son-in-law, Nancy (Gary) Krom, Marathon, Connie Fritts, Marathon, Cindy Fillmore, Seneca Falls;4 grandchildren; Regina (Todd) Hackett, Shawn Fritts, Jessica Holmes, Justin Bradley; 20 great-grand children; special niece, Hazel McAllister; 2 brothers; 5sisters and one that was predeceased. Bob worked on his family farm all of his life.

He always worked with his hands and could always be found in the garage working on something. He had a strong work ethic and valued education. He never missed a day of school. When he was young he was an avid bowler. Bob spent his years enjoying his children, grandchildren and great grand children.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 pm Saturday, May 16, 2016 at A.C. Baker Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Marathon, New York 13803.

Friends of the family may call Saturday 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Marathon Emergency Squad or to Cortland SPCA or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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