Gordon Lynn Keifer

May 2, 1933 - February 10, 2018
Gordon Lynn Keifer

Mr. Keifer was born in Warren, PA to Gerald and Dorothy Keifer. He grew up in Jamestown, NY. He graduated from Clarkson College with a BS in Civil Engineering.

He is predeceased by his wife Delores and survived by three children: Pam Windley (David), Amy Streich (Jon), and Sally Murray (Rodney) and grandchildren Leah Windley, Matthew Streich, Allyson Murray, and Jennifer Murray.

He was a veteran of the US Army. He moved to Wilmington where he had a career in prestressed concrete.

Mr. Keifer enjoyed travelling both in the United State and Europe. He was passionate about music. He sang in church choirs for over fifty years. He was a member of a band, playing recorder and dulcimers which he made himself, performing at schools, craft fairs, retirement homes, and local events.

Mr. Keifer was an active volunteer, serving in his church and his community. He was especially committed to Kairos Prison Ministry and ministries that serve the hungry.

A service celebrating his life will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilmingon, NC on Friday February 23 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Kairos Prison Ministries c/o Don Neff  1054 Birchwood Lane – Jacksonville, NC  28546 or the Music Ministry at St. Paul’s Epsicopal Church – 16 North Sixteenth Street – Wilmington, NC  28401.

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  • February 13, 2018
    lisa richey says:
    Gordon was Light. With countless others, I’ll celebrate his life by trying my best to share That Light. My love and prayers surround his family and beloveds.

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  • February 14, 2018
    Charlotte Robinson says:
    What a gallant gentleman and dear friend. Godspeed into larger life and oh how you will be missed!

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