Robert Holt Keeler

May 24, 1938 - January 31, 2019
Robert Holt Keeler

Robert Holt Keeler, age 80, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away on January 31, 2019 after a lengthy illness due to complications with diabetes.

He is pre-deceased by his parents, Robert Holt Keeler and Thelma (Crawford) Keeler, of Belfast, New York; sisters Allegra (Keeler)Lang, of Wilmington, NC; Roberta (Keeler) Mahoney of Sacramento, CA; Virginia (Keeler) VanDeusen of Belfast, NY; and brother John G. Keeler of Rescue, CA.

He is survived by his wife, Robin (Stone) Keeler of Wilmington, NC; son Tobin (Claudia) Keeler, of Fillmore, NY; and son Todd Keeler of Belmont, NY, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Bob left Rochester Gas & Electric in 1980 and relocated to northern California, where he met his wife Robin; they married in 1981. He worked at various municipal utilities until he retired in 1995. He enjoyed camping, dredging for gold, and traveling. He always had a dog (or two) at his side and they brought him great comfort and joy.

Cremation will be private and a celebration of life will be held at a date to be determined. Donations in his name can be made to the New Hanover County Sheriff Animal Service Unit, 180 Division Drive Wilmington NC 28405

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  • February 04, 2019
    Fld says:
    To the Keeler family: Please accept my condolences for the loss of Bob. May you cherish your time together and speak of him often. May Jehovah the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God prove to be a comfort to you during your time of bereavement, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. May you look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise at Isaiah 26:19 that says, "Your dead will live. And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." You may find more scriptural encouragement at