In Memory of Patrick E. Keller

November 30, 1946 - November 3, 2021

Resided in Utica, NY


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Patrick E. Keller, Jr., 74 of Utica, died on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

He was born on November, 30, 1946, in Utica, a son of the late Patrick, Sr. and Eleanor Holt Keller. He attended local schools and received a certificate for mechanics from BOCES. Pat worked as a mechanic for 40 years with his brother Frank at Pat’s Auto Repair on Wurz Ave in Utica. For the past 20 years he drove bus for Birnie Bus and most recently Durham Bus. He truly loved driving bus and enjoyed the special relationships he had with the children.

Pat loved puttering around, working on cars, motorcycles and woodworking. He also enjoyed the time he had riding his Harley Davidson with his brother, Frank.

He is survived by his partner of life of 30 years, Collen Legault; children, Kimberly (LaPage) Stubbs and her husband, Walter of Utica, Christopher LaPage and his family of Utica, DeAnna Keller of Whitesboro and Heather Richey of Whitesboro; grandchildren, Alyssa Litz and Daevon Stubbs and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank, Wayne and Michael Keller and a sister, Darla Holmes. He was predeceased by his son Michael Litz and grandson, Michael LaPage, Sr.

The funeral will be on Monday at 12:00 at the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 1123 Court at York Sts., Utica. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 10:00 to 12:00 prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please consider St. Jude in memory of Pat.