Vernon Keator, 90, of Stone Ridge, NY died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 10, 1922, in Olivebridge, NY, the son of the late Harry and Irene (DePew) Keator.
Mr. Keator was a veteran of the United States Marines during WWII and was part of a patrol that infiltrated and drove the Japanese out of the ridges in a battle on Guam, many soldiers' lives were saved. Following his honorable discharge Vernon married Louise Bennet on June 29, 1946. They lived in Stone Ridge and Vernon worked as an electrician with the IBEW Local 363 for over 55 years. Louise had passed away in 1995.
Vernon is survived by his sons, Norman Keator and Douglas Keator and his daughter, Anita Farquhar all of Stone Ridge, his four grandchildren; Tina Gratis, Keith Keator, Timothy Farquhar and Brian Farquhar and several great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, September 2nd from 2-4 & 7-9pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson. A service will be Monday the 3rd at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge.
Memorial contributions may be made in Vernon's name to Hospice, Inc. of Dutchess and Ulster Counties, 34 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
To send a personal condolence to Vernon's family please visit www.humistonfuneralhome.com