Peters Township


Peters Township

Fr. Kenneth R. Keene

Fr. Kenneth R. Keene, long-time pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, Age 60, of Robinson Township. Diocesan born on September 25, 1958 in McKees Rocks, PA. Ordained on June 24, 1995 by Bishop Donald Wuerl at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA, incarnated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh on June 24, 1995. Former Parochial Vicar of St. Philip Parish, Crafton and Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge; Parochial Vicar, Administrator and Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, New Castle; Senior Parochial Vicar of St. John Newman Parish/Sacred Heart Parish/Assumption of the BVM, Pittsburgh. Father Ken served as Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, was the spiritual director of the Padre Pio Prayer Group, Member (elected) of the Priest Council and Confessor to the Little Sisters of the Poor. Son of Alvera and the late James Keene; Brother of Gary (Frances), Michael (Barbara) and David (JoAnn) Keene; Uncle of Jason, Lisa (Bob), Robyn (Josue), Mickey (Colleen), Christina, Marlena, Mallori (Mike), Rachel (Robb), David, Cassandra and the late Melissa; Nephew of Sr. Maura and Sr. Marlene Luffy, Clara Keene and Marlene Luffy; Also survived by serveral cousins and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family and friends received Saturday, January 5 from 4-8pm and Sunday, January 6 from 1-4 and 6-8pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. Translation to Holy Trinity Church 5718 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township,  on Monday,  January 7 with visitation from 9-11am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Church or to the Father Ken Keene Memorial Scholarship Fund for Holy Trinity School 5720 Steubenville Pike McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

27 Condolences

  1. JUDY MORINI on January 2, 2019 at 11:54 am

    There are no words to say how very sorry I am. I am sure that your son will be in the hearts of all the parish forever. He will certainly be in mine.
    God Bless

  2. Jessica Sellman on January 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Alvie and family — We are heartbroken for all of you. Fr. Ken was a good and faithful servant of God and we are all blessed to have had his guidance and presence in our lives. Thank you for sharing him with all of us, and we will never cease praying for him and for all of you. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    All our love,
    Ray & Jessica Sellman and family

  3. denise mcnavish on January 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Mrs Keene so sorry for your loss Kenny was just a kid when i got to know him and loved being around him

  4. Ida Thompson on January 2, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Bruce and I are so heartbroken at the loss of Fr. Ken. He was a great and good man. We loved him. Glad I got to know him well. He will be missed. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and praying for Fr. Ken. Ida and Bruce Thompson. Patty Zerishnek’s Mom.

  5. The Berkhouse Family on January 2, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Jessica Charlotte and I send our condolences to the Keene family and all his congregants. We will pray for Father and his loved ones.

  6. Angela Scalamogna on January 2, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Mrs Keene and family so sorry for your loss of father Kenny, he was a good man. We will keep you and your family in our prayers Angela and Frank Scalamogna.

  7. Mike & Bonnie Pendergast on January 2, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Dearest Keene family, we are sorry for your loss but be comforted by God’s Love and Mercy in this time of tremendous grief. Father Ken is a GREAT man and true friend. You will be sorely missed my brother in Christ, but know that we will meet again!

  8. Robyn Kormick on January 2, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Joanne & Dave,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    -Robyn Kormick

  9. Joni tasillo on January 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Mrs Keene and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Joni Tasillo and family

  10. Joseph & Mary Pallotti on January 2, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    To the Keene family. So sorry for your loss, Father Ken was a good man He Will be missed by all of his parishioners at holy Trinity church. He is now with his God in heaven may he rest in peace.

  11. SYLVIA KRONZ on January 2, 2019 at 7:41 pm




  12. Tim Harman on January 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Dearest Mrs Keene & Keene Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will forever cherish my memories from Bell Court, sports, release, Cub Scouts, your Lional Train, hide & go seek, sled riding down Bell Court’s big hill, crab apples etc… I can still remember Fr Ken as our manager/ball boy on HTS’s boys basketball team. I can still remember the school bus rides to Canevin. I will miss our time on the Building & Grounds Comittee Meetings @ HT where he would throw an occasional zinger at me. BUT, most of all the 4 days I got to spend with Fr Ken & Mrs Keene @ my place at Conneaut Lake. I will always cherish all these memories. RIP my ole neighbor, my friend & my Pastor. See you again on the other side.
    Tim Hartman

  13. Ricky on January 2, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Rest In Peace Dear Faithful Servant of God.

    You have fiught a good fight.

    Ricky Kmenlang Mawlong

  14. Louanne Flynn Plank on January 2, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Alvie words alone can not express my deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    We will miss Fr. Ken, not only as a part of the Holy Trinity Community but also as a friend of our family. I am sure that Fr. Bill (Uncle Bill) and Jim greeted Fr. Ken and gave him a wonderful tour of Heaven! “May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.” 🙏🍀🍀🍀🙏

  15. Gretchen Jezerc on January 2, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Dear Mrs. Keene and family,
    As members of St. John Neumann Parish, we were just starting to know and love Fr. Ken when he left us for heaven. He was handling a difficult transition with grace and warmth. We are so sorry for your loss, and sad that we didn’t have more time with your son/brother/uncle. It is so very hard for a mother to bury her son. You are all in our prayers. – Gretchen & Jeff Jezerc

  16. Raymond and Barbara Chodor on January 3, 2019 at 10:11 am

    We will miss you so much

  17. Nancy (Warren) Johnston on January 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Mrs. Keene,
    I am so sorry to hear of Fr. Ken’s passing. He was a good person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Pat Polachek and Foundation of Jesus The Divine Mercy on January 3, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Mrs. Keene and family,
    Sending you deepest sympathy and many prayers for you and Fr. Ken. We are very grateful for his ‘fiat’ to begin the Family Eucharistic Holy Hour program at Holy Trinity. Through his ‘fiat’ to have the program filmed in 2016, millions of people throughout the world have the opportunity to pray to unite families together in prayer through the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN). We are thankful for Fr. Ken’s legacy and the impact it will have globally.
    May His soul Rest In the Peace and Mercy of God.
    With love and prayers,
    Pat Polachek and the Foundation of Jesus The Divine Mercy

  19. Norma Hammer on January 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Dear Alvie and Family, So sorry to hear of Fr. Ken’s passing. He was just the best. My best memory of him was his visit to our house to hear our confession and bring us communion during illness. But most of all his coming to the Cemetery of the Alleghenies two days, the first was George’s service and the next day George’s burial.I know he is with Our Lord. May he Rest In Peace. ✝️

  20. Lee Warren on January 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Dear Alvie, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed when Father Ken came on First Fridays. He always had a smile on his face and put a smile on my face. There will be a big void in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Frances Serventi on January 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Keene Family, We are so so for your loss. Fr. Ken was a great man. We will keep you in our prayers. Richard and Frances Serventi and Cecilia Serventi, parishioners of Holy Trinity

  22. John (King) Kriska and son Jan Kriska on January 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Our heart felt Condolences to the Keene family:

    Father Ken will be missed by both my dad and me…especially the first friday home visits since my dad can’t get to church any more. We enjoyed him bring the Eucharist any the annointing of the sick sacraments….Eternal rest my friend…..it has been a pleasure serving with you.

  23. Sandy Monier on January 4, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Mrs Keene and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you at the passing of Fr. Ken. We will be forever grateful for the kindness and compassion shown by Fr. Ken and Alvie at the passing of my father, Charles Seibel. May the angels be beside Fr. Ken as he now resides with Jesus and Our Mother in heaven.
    Sandy and Mark Monier

  24. Frances Serventi on January 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Keene Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Fr Ken was a great faithful man and will be missed. We will keep you all in our prayers . Frances and Richard Serventi and Cecilia Serventi, parishioners of Holy Trinity

  25. Vicky Bayer on January 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Alvie and Family,
    I’ve been thinking about all of you and praying for you all! My heart felt condolences for your deep loss! Fr. Ken will be greatly missed! May you all find comfort in Our Lord’s amazing promises!
    Sending love and hugs,
    Vicky Bayer

  26. Maria Henry on January 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Deepest sympathy to family, friends, and fellow parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish on Fr. Ken’s passing from my mother, Angeline Henry, currently 106 years of age, and myself. Father Ken gave the blessing at mom’s 100th birthday and visited with her several times over the years. She called him her “New Castle connection” due to his work there at St. Vincent’s and the place she called home after immigrating from Italy when she wa 8 years old. His kindness to her will never be forgotten as will his smile and his faithfulness. God bless you all.

  27. John and Iris Parks on January 5, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Dear Mrs. Keene and family,

    As members of a St. John Neuman Parish, we were privileged to serve as Eucharistic ministers with Fr. Ken. His love of The Lord and his warmth were evident to us the first time we met him. We are so sorry for your loss and we pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

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