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March 26, 2010


John H. McKeever, Esq.

John H. McKeever, Esq., 84 of Danielsville died at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Helen (Srogi) Pitts McKeever, celebrating their 29 anniversary this past August. Born inAllentown, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Olivia (Hower) McKeever. He was a graduate of William Allen High School, he then served in the US Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant during WWII as a navigator on a B-29. After being discharged, he continued his education obtaining degrees from Mercersburg, Princeton, and then received his degree in Law from the Penn Law School in Philadelphia. He was admitted in the Lehigh Valley bar in 1952. He began his career working briefly for Butz & Hudders in Allentown and then joined his fathers accounting firm of McKeever, Kershner and Zimmerman. He then opened his own law firm, Attorney John H. McKeever, which he operated from the Hotel Traylor in Allentown for 35 years. The last 5 years of his career he spent working with Weiner & Weiner in Allentown. Atty. McKeever served as past president of the former Lehigh Valley Club, past president of First Lehigh Bank, board member of The Lake Harmony Association, former Treasurer of the Borough of Walnutport and at one time served as the Attorney for the borough. He was a member of the Quakertown Moose, American Legion HowerOplinger Post 899, Walnutport, Saengerbund, Coplay, and the Republican Club of Allentown. He was also a member of QBees, Knight of Columbus, Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville and Maskanoza Fishing Club. Atty. McKeever was co-founder and part owner of the Slatebowl in Slatington. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Danielsville. He was a private pilot for 40 years and enjoyed his annual trips to the Bahamas as well as trips to Alaska and many other islands of the Caribbean. He also enjoyed snowmobiling in New York State and fishing and sailing his sailboat on Lake Harmony. Survivors: Wife; sons, Thomas McKeever and wife, Diane of Danielsville, Dave McKeever and wife, Donna of Walnutport, Scott McKeever of Whitehall; step-son, Ted Pitts and wife, Mary Ann of Lehighton; grandchildren, Kristy, Kevin and Michael McKeever; step-grandchildren, Thaddeus and Marcus Pitts; sister, Gladys and husband Henry Seebold of Wyomissing; nephews, Richard and James Seebald. He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Candy Csencsits. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday March 31 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27N. Second St, Slatington PA. Calling hours Tuesday March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery, Slatington. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, can be made to Diakon Hospice St. John, or Salem United Methodist Church c/o the funeral home.



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