Keith E. Waddell, 56, of Youngsville, PA., died peacefully with his loving mother and his cousin, by his side, Monday, April 15, 2019 at Kinzua Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Warren, PA. after a hard battle fought with Leukemia. He was born April 14, 1963 in Warren, PA. Keith is the loving son of Suzanne Kalinoske Waddell of Youngsville, PA. He was a Youngsville area most of his entire life. Keith graduated in 1981 from Youngsville High School, where he was an All Star Football Player in 1980 & 1981 with Best in Pennsylvania Sports. He served as President of his class for his Jr and Sr years. He was recipient of the Daughters of American Revolution Award in his Senior year. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Pennsylvania State University in 1985. Keith was employed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 11 years as an Auditor. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a former member of St. Luke’s R.C. Church where he was an usher and served as an altar boy. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion, Penn State Alumni. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Keith was a devout and dedicated Catholic, his strong Catholic Faith was the center of his life.
He is survived by his mother, Suzanne Waddell, half-sister, Debbie Meister and husband, John of Port Clinton, Ohio and his niece, Holley Meister Rosebaugh and her husband, Matthew and their children, Harper and Reese Meister Rosebaugh all of Columbus, OH, his. Uncle, Edward Kallen, Aunt, Irene Taylor, cousins, Bob and Patrick Taylor all of Monaca, PA., and Judy Amico of Beaver, PA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd R. Waddell.
The family would like to publicly give very special thanks to Fr. James Gutting, Rhonda Craig, Art & Becky Zerbe, The Witzel Family, Bob, Pat & Judy and the staff of Kinzua Valley, especially Maria, Debbie and Autumn for their loving care, your love and support is so greatly appreciated.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M..
Due to the observance of Holy Week a Mass of Christian Burial will not be conducted until Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Family will receive friends in the gathering space one hour prior to the Mass. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Center or the Youngsville High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 73, Youngsville, PA. 16371.
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