Robert M. Keating

Obituary for Robert M. Keating

May 4, 1936 - January 1, 2019
Bedford, New Hampshire | Age 82


Robert Meade Keating
[United States Army Veteran)

Robert M. Keating of Bedford, New Hampshire, died peacefully in the early morning hours of January 1, 2019 at his home, at the age of 82, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 4, 1936, the son of James F. and Shirley W. Keating. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judith J. Keating of Bedford, and his three children: his son, Christopher Keating of Tuftonboro and two daughters, Kelly Trinkle, also of Bedford and Kathryn Keating of Stratham, N.H., and also seven wonderful grandchildren.

Mr. Keating was born in Norwalk, CT and was raised in his early years in Wakefield MA. His family moved to Woodstock, N.H. in 1947. Bob graduated from Holderness School, Middlebury College, the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, and the Franklin Pierce Law Center, (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). At Middlebury, Bob played third base on the varsity baseball team for four years and captained the team his senior year. He proudly served five years in the U.S. Army, with tours of duty in Korea as a reconnaissance platoon leader and in Germany as a pilot.

Bob and his family operated the Jack O' Lantern Resort in Woodstock for 60 years. He was president of the New Hampshire Hotel and Restaurant Association for two terms. He was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation, organized in 1965, served many years as a member of the Board's executive committee, and later served as Chairman of the company. Mr. Keating was a member of the Board of Selectmen of the town of Woodstock, a past Director of both the Granite State Trust Company and the Pemigewasset National Bank, and a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

His family will join in a private celebration of his life. He will be interred in the Woodstock cemetery.

The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is assisting the Keating family.

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