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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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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    Sheri Quintanilla Salazar says:
    Paul was such a good, thoughtful, kind man. I can't say enough about him. I cared for him as a coworker and a friend. I lost touch with him and in shock to hear that he passed. God always takes the good ones home first. My heart and prayers go out to his dear wife and his girls who were his whole life. May the memories hold you together at this time. Sending prayers of peace on your heart at this very sad time.

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