Samuel S. ‘Sam’ Keefer, 74, Vietnam veteran, Armstrong electrician, train enthusiast, family man

By on December 19, 2018

Samuel S. “Sam” Keefer, 74, of Manheim passed away at home under the care of his daughter on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Lester and Lois McCulloh Keefer.

Sam retired as an electrician for Armstrong World Industries, Marietta. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. A train enthusiast, Sam enjoyed his dog, Charlie, and he loved to spend time with his family.

Surviving are three children: Michael Keefer (Amy) of Maytown, David Keefer of New Jersey and Melissa Nye (William) of Maytown; four grandchildren: Amanda, Aubrey, Sable and Stephen; two brothers: Jim Keefer (Sylvia) of Elizabethtown; Lester Keefer (Nancy) of New Providence; and two sisters: Inez Tomlinson of Manheim and Rosemary Keefer (Sam) of Reading.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Helen Fackler.

Services were held Dec. 17 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Sam’s memory to Pet Pantry, 26 Millersville Road, Lancaster PA 17603 (; or Furever Home Adoption Center, 5984 Main St., East Petersburg, PA 17520.

To send the family online condolences, visit Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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