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Harold Grover Keys

August 3, 1930 April 21, 2019
Harold Grover Keys
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Obituary for Harold Grover Keys

Harold Grover Keys, age 88 of Richmond, formerly of Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, and Rochester, New York, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He was born August 3, 1930 in Detroit to Grover Wellington and Bernice Jane Keys.

Born in Detroit and raised in Berkley, Harold was a hard working man. His first job was at the Berkley Theater doing everything that was asked of him. After graduating high school, he worked at an apprentice sign painter and married his first wife, June. Shortly after, he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was proud of his time in the military and earned the Occupational Medal and National Defense Service Medals for his service.

Following the military, Harold started his own Silk Screen Printing business and worked hard on growing his business and satisfying his customers. Year later, he sold his business and moved to Rochester, New York with his second wife, Nancy. Eventually he retired from the work force in 1996 and moved to Richmond, Michigan until his passing. In retirement, he got to spend time enjoying photography, golfing, and gardening. He also joined the Grosse Point-Lakeshore Chorus as a singer as well as the newsletter editor. Years after the passing of Nancy, Harold married Mary Ann Nowak and spent time enjoying each other’s company and families.

He is survived by his children, Karyl Crites, Karla Keys, and Kevin Keys; stepdaughter, Suzanne (Jerry) Caporuscio; and grandchildren, Deanna (Andrew) Uplegger, Kaitlyn Crites, Joseph Keys, Logan Keys, Jacob Caporuscio, and Andrew Caporuscio. Preceding him in death are his wives, June Keys (whom he married in 1951), Nancy Keys (whom he married in 1982), and Mary Ann Nowak (whom he married in 2002).

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 24 from 3:00 PM until the time of funeral service 6:00 PM at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue).

Burial will take place Thursday 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Ypsilanti.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

24

Apr

3:00 PM 4/24/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/24/2019 6:00:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

24

Apr

6:00 PM 4/24/2019 6:00:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Cemetery

Thursday

25

Apr

10:30 AM 4/25/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

Near Willow Road and Whittaker Road.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Near Willow Road and Whittaker Road. Ypsilanti 48197 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Near Willow Road and Whittaker Road.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Near Willow Road and Whittaker Road. Ypsilanti 48197 MI
United States

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