- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Richard Joseph O’Keefe, 74, of Newtown died May 15. He was the husband of Marie (Heymans) O’Keefe. He was born January 15, 1939, in Hornchurch, England, to Hannah (Hinchin) and Richard O’Keefe.
He moved to Canada at the age of 18 before moving to the United States, at the age of 19. He served in the US Army, and then was employed by IBM for more than 30 years. During his time at IBM, Mr O’Keefe worked in the 1964 World’s Fair, where he was the valet for former President Eisenhower during his time at the event.