William K. Keenan, in­sur­ance man­ager

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Jac­ques Kelly

William Kear­ney Keenan, an in­de­pen­dent in­sur­ance agent who man­aged Zurich In­sur­ance’s Bal­ti­more branch, died of an ap­par­ent heart at­tack Sun­day at his Bald­win home. He was 84. Born in Bal­ti­more and raised on For­rest Street, he was the son of James Ig­natius Keenan, a Bal­ti­more po­lice of­fi­cer, and Mary Kear­ney, a home­maker.

He at­tended St. John the Evan­ge­list School and was a 1950 Loy­ola High School grad­u­ate.

He served in the Army in Korea and at­tained the rank of staff sergeant.

He earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from what is now Loy­ola Univer­sity Mary­land in 1959.

He worked for Trav­el­ers In­sur­ance and At­lantic Mu­tual In­sur­ance Co., and later joined Zurich In­sur­ance in Mount Lau­rel, N.J.

Af­ter re­turn­ing to Bal­ti­more in 1978, he man­aged Zurich’s Hunt Val­ley of­fice.

He later sold com­mer­cial in­sur­ance with the Com­mu­nity In­sur­ance Agency in Tow­son.

Mr. Keenan was an Ori­oles and Bal­ti­more Colts fan. He also en­joyed at­tend­ing his grand­son’s base­ball games. A fu­neral Mass will be of­fered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John the Evan­ge­list Ro­man Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, where he was an ac­tive mem­ber and a for­mer mem­ber of its parochial school board.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 49 years, He­len Pa­tri­cia Ward, a re­tired sec­re­tary; a son, Dr. Mark W. Keenan of Ma­con, Ga.; a daugh­ter, Maureen P. Keenan Franz of North East in Ce­cil County; a twin brother, James I. Keenan Jr. of Rodgers Forge; and two grand­chil­dren.

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