In the early evening hours of Saturday May 3, 2014, our beloved father passed away peacefully at Johns Hopkins University Hospital with his loved ones by his side. 

For 18 years, he was married to Alice Keefe, who survives him. He was a devoted and loving father of three children, Patrick (wife Vandy), Timothy (wife Rumsey), and Brian (wife Debbie) and proud grandfather of 12 beautiful children, Michael, Emily, Kayla and Joshua; Ryan, Colby, Liam and Carlin; Benjamin, Hannah, Megan and Sarah. Also survived by sister Eileen Bonhag, father-in-Law Allen J. English, sisters-in-law Diane Keefe, Betty Alexander and Nancy English and brothers-in-law Charlie Alexander and Joe English, as well as many devoted friends. Younger brother Thomas Keefe and son Robert Keefe, Jr., both preceded Robert in death. 

The family will receive friends to celebrate Bob’s Life on Thursday May 8, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. (visitation) at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD  20814, followed by a Mass beginning at 11 a.m. Burial ceremony will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations.


• The Maryland Horseman’s Assistance Fund

500 Redland Court, Ste. 105

Owings Mills, MD  21117


• The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine

750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor

Baltimore, MD  21202.


PO Box 186
Sandy Spring, MD  20860


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