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In Memory of

Garry Riley Keenan

January 20, 1946 - November 6, 2017

Obituary


Garry Riley Keenan, of The Woodlands, TX passed away at home on November 6, 2017.

Garry was born in Schenectady, NY on January 20, 1946, the second of six children to Robert and Gloria Riley Keenan. He started his high school career at Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons in Schenectady but spent his senior year, and graduated from, Vestal High School in Vestal, NY. This is where he would meet his future wife Marie Donlick, with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage. Following graduation from high school Garry went to work at General...

Garry Riley Keenan, of The Woodlands, TX passed away at home on November 6, 2017.

Garry was born in Schenectady, NY on January 20, 1946, the second of six children to Robert and Gloria Riley Keenan. He started his high school career at Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons in Schenectady but spent his senior year, and graduated from, Vestal High School in Vestal, NY. This is where he would meet his future wife Marie Donlick, with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage. Following graduation from high school Garry went to work at General Electric while studying at the State University of New York. His traditional education was interrupted when he enlisted into the United States Air Force in January 1967, where he served until 1971. Following honorable discharge, he returned to the State University of New York to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and also returned to General Electric where he would retire from in 2002.

Anyone who knew Garry knew that what he would consider to be his proudest accomplishments would be his marriage and his family, as was evident from his tiny font single spaced "yearly epistle". In addition to his family, Garry had a passion for golf and coaching, never at a loss for encouragement or advice, whether you wanted it or not.

He is survived by an adoring family whom will miss him immensely, but we can all hear his voice in our heads telling us "this is life, you will be fine". Because that's who he was, our pillar.

Garry is survived by his wife Marie, three daughters and their loving spouses, Tricia Keenan (Susan Arango), Jay Isaac (Kerry Isaac), Kim Garza (Derek Garza), and six amazing grandchildren Riley Isaac, Reid Isaac, Zackery Garza, Eryn Garza, Remington Isaac, and Emery Garza.