Lawrence J. Keller, 88, of Bayville, died peacefully on Christmas morning at his home, with his loving family at his side. Born and raised in Newark, he lived in Roselle before settling to Bayville over 50 years ago. Mr. Keller was employed in the Sanitation Department of Berkeley Township for over 20 years before retiring. Prior to that, he worked at Weston Instruments in Newark where he assembled aircraft gauges. Larry was a dedicated parishioner of St. Barnabas Church in Bayville, and he proudly served his country in the Army National Guards during the Korean War Era. He also was a true animal lover and enjoyed attending flea markets. Mr. Keller was predeceased by his wife Marlene of 56 years and his three children, Lance, Derek and Susan.
Surviving are his daughter Lori Vespi and her husband Edward; five grandchildren, Rachele McGowan and husband Daniel, Janice Tosi and husband Anthony, Amy Noonan and husband Andrew, Daniel Keller and wife Sanaa and Brianne Keller; his brother-in-law Donald Finan and wife Penny, also many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, Dec. 29th, from 5pm to 8pm, with a Prayer Service at 7:30pm, in the Mastapeter Memorial Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Burial will follow on Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 9am at the funeral home before leaving for the burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Toms River at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s memory to; Pop Corn Zoo, (https://ahscares.org/), would be appreciated.