Lt. Col. Edmund Miles Keefe Jr. ’60 died July 22, 2009, in Irvine, Cal.
Lt. Col. Edmund Miles Keefe Jr. ’60 died July 22, 2009, in Irvine, Cal. He was born on July 8, 1939, in Nashua, N.H., and prepared for college at Nashua Senior High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He saw duty in the Marine Corps in many places, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Vietnam. He won a Bronze Star with combat V, a Purple Heart, a Meritorious Service Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon. He earned a master’s degree from George Washington University in 1974 and retired from the Marine Corps in 1980 as a lieutenant colonel. He began his civilian career at Hughes Aircraft Co. (now Raytheon), which sent him to Siberia several times as an inspector for he U.S. nuclear treaty team. He retired from Raytheon after winning a battle with prostate cancer, and indulged his love of airplanes in his son’s Cessna. He had a wonderful singing voice, and enjoyed hiking and mountain climbing. He is survived by his 101-year-old father, Edmund M. Keefe; a brother, Timothy Keefe; his wife of 46 years, Suzanne Sabatelli Keefe; a daughter, Lt. Col. Kristan Hericks, U.S. Army; two sons, Maj. E. M. Keefe III, Commander U.S. Navy, and Adam Keefe; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pierce Ann Keefe and by a brother, Christopher Keefe ’64, in 1977.