George A. Keegan January 31, 1944 - May 11, 2022

George A. Keegan, 78, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2022. Born in Drexel Hill, PA, he was a long-time resident of Delaware County before moving to Middletown, DE, 18 years ago. He received his bachelor’s in engineering and had a long career with Sunoco at the Marcus Hook and Philadelphia refineries before his retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Army and belonged to the VFW. George loved to play golf, racquetball, traveling, cooking, and laughing lots with friends. He was predeceased by his parents John H. Keegan, Sr. and Marion Morgan.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years Heather Chelpaty; his children Raymond Keegan (Monica) and Britta Keegan; his siblings John Keegan (Ea), Harry Kissinger (Carole), Carol Billbrough; his grandchildren Jacob, Jensen and Joey. He is also survived by his golf buddies, the racquetball crew, the “wild dogs”, his travel partners, and the medical team at the University of Pennsylvania. He had lots of close friends and will be missed dearly.

George will be interned at Arlington National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held on June 16, 2022, 5:30-8:30pm at Tonic Seafood and Steak (Salon Room), 111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, DE, 19801. In lieu of flowers please donate a wreath in honor of George (Wreaths Across America), your local fire department, or an animal rescue of your choice. Arrangements by the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, Brookhaven, PA. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanfuneralhome.com


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    Gail & Jerry South says

    We will remember all the good times at the shore and in the mountains. Crabbing with the kids and celebrating all the holidays.

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    D Malama Chock says

    May his memory be a blessing. ❤️

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    Bill Robinson says

    While I only had briefly met George in San Antonio, I recall our discussion about Delaware County and a little politics. George was a friendly, outgoing person, who I would have enjoyed being around more. I am sure that those who knew George have benefited by their association either as family or friends. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

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    Mary Ann Shillabeer says

    My thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences are with Heather, George’s family and friends during this difficult time. George put up a long and strong fight, and Heather was always by his side with love and support. They enjoyed the time during remission to travel (I believe to complete a goal to visit all 50 states) and made great memories. May you find comfort in remembering these times.

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    John & Betty Ann Frost says

    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed

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    Michael McKee says

    My heartfelt condolences to you, Heather and George’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of first meeting and working with George when we worked together at the ARCO Philadelphia Refinery (1979). I was a brand new engineer out of college and George was the Environmental Manager. He took the time to help teach the ropes to a young person like myself and left an impression on me that I carry to this day. He was a good man.

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