Paul Edward Keck

March 9, 1952 - February 23, 2022
Paul Edward Keck

Paul Edward Keck, 69, of Wilmington, NC, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2022, after learning of a lymphoma diagnosis days prior.

Paul was born on March 9, 1952, in Yonkers, NY. After graduating from high school in New Jersey, he went on to Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan to get a Bachelors’s in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he met the love of his life Debra, while on a weekend trip to Washington, DC. He worked for Flowserve (formally Ingersoll-Rand) for the next 40 years before retiring at age 63. He traveled extensively through many parts of the world and lived in Singapore with his family for many years. Though he touched the lives of many during that time, the lives most important to him were of his wife, children and dogs.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Debra S. Keck, his daughters Jennifer Lynn and Kathleen Helen Keck. He’ll be greatly missed by his beloved Dog, Daisy. He is preceded in death by his dog Winston and we’re confident they are joyfully reconnecting right now. In addition to his immediate family, Paul leaves behind an incredible extended family and many friends.

Paul’s mission in life was to take care of and provide for his family. They enjoyed family vacations all over the globe but his favorite spots were the beaches of Thailand and the cool waters of Alaska that he enjoyed on a cruise.

There are no services planned at this time, however, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, details to follow.

An infamous motto that Paul lived by was simply, “do what you said you were going to do.”

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Paul’s requested rescue – Cavalier Rescue USA, c/o Carolyn Stigler, 6400 N Paseo Tamayo, Tucson, AZ 85750.

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  • March 01, 2022
    Robert J Squitieri says:
    He was a good man. If there is a service we would like to come.

  • March 02, 2022
    Moira Clare Duggan says:
    Ann, Bob, Helen, Michelle, and Robert - I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. I will hold Paul, and all of you, in the Light. - Fondly, Moira

  • March 02, 2022
    Carole Beadle says:
    I treasured Paul as I treasure the memory of becoming his God Parent when I was 15 after seeing him walk out of the hospital cradled in his parents arms after his (and Ann’s) birth. Our distance of living so far apart was great, as I wished to know more about this fascinating man. My condolences to all in his family at this sudden and sad time.

  • March 02, 2022
    Angela Steelman Urlaub says:
    When I think of Paul I think of a highly intelligent, kind and valued family member. My parents and I thought a great deal of Paul. My thoughts and prayers go now with Debbie and their girls, May all of those great family adventures and memories sustain you at this very difficult time.

  • March 04, 2022
    Bill White says:
    What a shock. Paul and I had so many adventures together, including the Washington trip where he met Debbie. So many stories, so many memories. He was a great friend with a loving heart, and I can't believe he's gone. Deepest condolences to Deb, their girls and the rest of the family.