Franklin, NJ: Donald Elmo Keith, Sr., 84 years old, died from heart issues at Morristown Medical Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Born to Theodore and Betty Keith in Nickelsville, VA, he had lived in Newark, NJ and Clifton, NJ before moving to Franklin, NJ 46 years ago.
Donald served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked as a General Foreman for Ford Motor Company in Mahwah and then Edison for 26 years retiring in 1983. Donald was a hard and diligent worker, a dedicated family man and doting grandfather. He enjoyed travelling, watching sports and old western movies.
Donald is predeceased by son, Frank T. Keith(June 2017) and 4 brothers and 3 sisters, James, Georgia, Mary Belle, Kenneth, Charles, Mack and Sherry. Donald was the beloved husband for 62 years of Rosalie Keith(nee Rosamilia). Devoted father of Donna Myers and her husband, Harold of Sumiton, AL, Barry Keith and his wife, Kathleen of Jacobus, PA, Glenn Keith and his wife, Teresa of Wantage, NJ, Pamela Rosen and her husband, Larry of Goshen, NY and Donald E. Keith, Jr. of Franklin, NJ. Loving grandfather of Barry, Nicholas, Rosalie, Glenn, Jr., Gina, Nicole, Brian and Jackelyn. Great grandfather of Donna Rose, Izabella and Thomas. Dear brother of Leta Faye Leonard, . T.C. Keith, Jr and Carrie Farmer. Cherished by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Private cremation services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.