Mr. Paul Keepers
Mr. Paul Albert Keepers, 89, of Sandy
Spring, died Friday, Feb. 11, at Gettysburg
Hospital.Twice married, he was preceded in death by his
wives Regina A. Humerick Keepers, who died March 10,
1980, and Jessie L. Knipple Keepers, who died April 22,
Born October 14, 1910, in Thurmont, he
was a son of the late Charles P. and Louise E. O'Toole
Keepers. Mr. Keepers was a member of St. Joseph’s
Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, and Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel Parish, Thurmont. He was an honorary life member
of Knights of Columbus Brute Council 1860, Emmitsburg,
and an honorary life member of Pangborn Assembly 4th
He was a former state warden of
Maryland state council; a past faithful navigator,
McNamara Assembly 4th degree Knights of Columbus,
Frederick; a life member of Vigilant Hose Co.,
Emmitsburg; and a past president of Adams Co. Fire
Police Association. Mr. Keepers was a member of
Frederick County Fire and Rescue Association, Thurmont
Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council
11975, Emmitsburg Senior Citizens, Thurmont Senior
Citizens, and the National Association of Retired
He was a. retired printer and book
binder at St. Joseph's College and Provincial House for
50 years, and retired from CPI Printing, Emmitsburg.
Surviving are two children, R. Marie
Long of Emmitsburg, and Barbara Nickoles and husband
James M. of Lecanto, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Cindy
Ott, Deb Youmans, Vicki Stackhouse, Paul Nickoles, Pam
Miller, Ralph J. Long, Allan Nickoles, and Mary Royce;
seven great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, the Rev.
N. Lee Knipple of Finley, Ohio, Clyde A. Knipple of Las
Vegas, Nev., Suellen V. Jurgens of Thurmont, and Forrest
E. Knipple of Rocky Ridge; nine step-grandchildren ;
five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen
Sanders and husband Leonard J., Emmitsburg, Frances
Rohrbaugh and husband George V. of Fairfield, and Teresa
Orndorff and husband Karl J. of Emmitsburg. He was
survived by one brother, Leo Keepers of Fairfield.
Mr. Keeprs was preceded in death by
one sister, Mary E. Keepers; three brothers, Louis A.
Keepers, Cecil P. Keepers, and Charles E. Keepers; and
one daughter, Mary Anna Keepers, who died in 1936.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held
Monday, Feb. 14, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
Emmitsburg. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery,
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