December 5, 2013

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of our Chapter President, Rich Keefer. Rich had been fighting an illness for some time and lost his battle earlier this week. Jan has informed me that no flowers are desired and that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to our Chapter Scholarship Fund of which Rich was so proud as well as a new fund for Deer Head Hospital which has not yet been set up. Details on donations and a future memorial service to be held after January 1st will be forthcoming. Details should be available at our Annual Dinner on January 4th. Please keep Rich in your thoughts as well as Jan and their son. Rich was a great leader of our Chapter and will be sorely missed.

Rich Keefer Obituary...

Holloway Funeral Home, P.A.

501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804


Richard E. Keefer

Richard E. Keefer, 63, of Bethany Beach, DE, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Deers Head Hospital Center in Salisbury, MD. He was born on October 17, 1950.

Rich was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, Penn State University, Mount Saint Mary’s and accredited as a Certified Health Care Executive. He recently retired as Chief Operating Officer of Deers Head Hospital Center. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City, MD, the President of the Delmarva Chapter of Penn State Club and an active member in his community.

Rich’s loving wife of 32 years, Jan, Bethany Beach, DE and their only son, Scottland Keefer, Chicago, IL will host a visitation on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Deers Head Hospital Center in Salisbury, Maryland from 1- 3PM.

Memorial contributions can be made in Rich’s memory to The Deers Head Center Foundation, Deers Head Hospital, P.O. Box 2018, Salisbury, MD 21802-2018 or the PSU Delmarva Scholarship Fund, Dell Palmer, 31 Martinique Circle, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit