W. Leo Keating 1922-2013

WARREN – W. Leo Keating, 91, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Hospice House of Poland, after a short illness.

Leo was born on Jan. 4, 1922, in Saginaw, Mich., the son of the late George and Marguerite Besner Keating.

Leo was an attorney with Keating & Keating, Attorneys at Law in Warren.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Ohio State Bar Association, Trumbull County Bar Association, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, National Health Lawyers Association and the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys.

He served on the board of directors of the Sacred Heart Retreat House and Steamship Historical Society, and was an avid pilot, world traveler and loved to spend time at his chalet in Quebec, Canada.

He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1943 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School in 1950. He served as Warren City law director from 1954 to 1957.

Leo was a veteran in the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II with the U.S. Army, with the 25th Infantry Division. He participated in the landings of Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands, and Luzon, Philippines, and earned three Bronze Battle Stars.

Memories of Leo will be carried on by his daughter, Kathryn (Paul) Ayres of Twinsburg; son, James (Bernadette) Keating of Warren; son, Michael (Mary Jane) Keating of Lenoir City, Tenn.; daughter, Maureen (Timothy) Barrett of Lyndhurst; son, attorney Patrick (Diana) Keating of Hudson; son and law partner, attorney Daniel (Taryn) Keating of Niles; 13 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Louise Heltzel and Agnes I. Larocque; and three brothers, George, Lewis and Laurence Keating.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at McFarland and Son Funeral Home, Warren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Thomas Eisweirth officiating.

Services of final committal and full military honors will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.

His family suggests donations can be in the form of contributions to The Hospice House, Humility of Mary Health Partners, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514. www.hospiceofthevalley.com/donate.html.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.

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