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2017-05-17 / Obituaries

Richard F. McKeever, quality control manager


McKeever McKeever Richard F. McKeever, 78, of Williamsville, died Thursday, May 4, 2017.

After completing his industrial engineering degree at the University of Buffalo in 1961, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He began his professional career in Buffalo working for Chevrolet and then Westinghouse. He completed his master’s degree in business administration at UB in 1969 and built his career in the field of quality control and operations management.

Mr. McKeever married his high school sweetheart, and in 1985 they moved to Cincinnati where he served as quality director of Senco and then U.S. Precision Lens, where under his leadership, the company received the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. He retired from USPL-Corning Inc. in 1999.

Mr. McKeever was an active member of the American Society of Quality Control, serving on the board of directors for many years. During retirement, he continued his love of teaching as an adjunct professor in statistics at Miami University in Ohio and consulted with companies on quality management.

He enjoyed seeing his grandchildren in hockey games, jazz concerts and ballet performances. In high school, he enjoyed wrestling and was later introduced to judo, where he earned multiple black-belt rankings in judo and aikido.

Mr. McKeever is survived by his wife, Dolores; two children, David and Kevin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three siblings, Robert, Nancy Langenfeld and Susan Daboin. He was preceded in death by one sibling, John.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 13 in SS. Peter & Paul Church. Arrangements were made by the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati-Blue Ash.

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