Greece: April 23, 2012, 94 years young. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret in 2010, his daughter Linda in 1969, and his daughter Mariele in 2011; brother, Richard Keymel; sisters, Janet Langlois and Elizabeth VanLoon. Survived by his children in Rochester, NY: Patti (Elton) Schulz, Janice (John) Pardo, Suzanne (Martin) Ward, Michael, James, and Jonathan Keymel; Betsy (Steve) Treglia of Mineola, NY; sister, Elsie Rehberg; sister-in-law, Claire Keymel; brother-in-law, Herb Klem (Sue);several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Jake served as a Captain in the United States Army in WWII and the Korean War. He received the Silver Star Medal in 1945, the third highest military award, for gallantry in action on Mindanao, Phillippines. He retired from Eastman Kodak Co. after 43 years of service. Jake's family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses, doctors, and staff in the 3400 wing of Unity Hospital for their kindness during his short illness. Friends may call Friday, April 27th, 4-7PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Jake's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 28th, 10AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to The Cathedral Community, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615, or Greece Volunteer Ambulance, 867 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612 in Jake's memory. View Tribute Video

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  1. Grandpa Jake was a wonderful man full of memories and great stories. He was witty and quick to laugh and smile. He will be missed by all. Our condolences to family and friends.

  2. I am so grateful that I reconnected with Jake after 40+ years in March of this year. He is with Margaret, Mary and Linda and God.
    We will miss him but heaven is a little happier.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how cute he and your mother were together. I’m sure that they are together in Heaven. My prayers are with you.

  4. Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, Janice our thoughts and prayers go out to your family in this time of grief.God Bless you all Bless your Dad and all the memories he has left with each and everyone. Love Chris and Cindy

  5. This was very sad news to me to hear of Grandpa’s passing. Although I only knew him for a brief amount of time i know the family spoke wonderfully of him. He was an amazing person! My thoughts and prayers go out to all his friends and family during this time. I know he was loved by everyone, and will be missed by everyone.

  6. To the Keymel Family find strength in all the wonderful memories of your Dad.
    You will be missed Mr. Keymel; rest in eternal peace.

  7. Upon entering Kodak’s Elmgrove Purchasing Department, the first person I worked for was Mr. Keymel.
    He was truly a gentleman. Kind, patient, smiling, comforting to a new employee.
    I never heard him raise his voice or say anything negative about anyone.
    And a proud family man. Wasn’t too much of a man to tell me of his love of his wife and children.
    Don’t forget kids…..he’s watching over you

  8. What a wonderful site. I have just read thougrh all your poetry and watched the video. I am in tears, all of you should be very proud of yourselves. It’s more people like you that will help victims. Thank you A survivor

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