Gerald Keays, 81, of Caldwell, ID formerly of Coopersburg died April 16, 2023 in Cascadia of Nampa in Nampa, ID. He was the husband of the late Judith A. (Southwick) Keays and father of the late Brian J. Keays. Born in Yonkers, NY he was the son of the late John & Alice Keays. Gerald was a Manufacturing Engineer and a School Bus Driver for Southern Lehigh School District before retiring. He was the Past Master of the Saucon Valley Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg. Gerald was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. He was directly involved in classified operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis which he kept mostly to himself, however he shared that he played a significant role in harm’s way during this period of his service. He also served as a member of the National Guard on a mortar platoon. He is survived by two sons Martin “Marty” Keays, James “Jim” Keays, and a daughter Kelly Keays Tecce, six grandchildren Aubrey Keays, Chelby Keays Villarreal, Chris Keays, Brian Keays, Kailey Krapf, and Elizabeth Cross, and 9 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Evelyn, Sebastian, Layla, Karter, Beau John, Neveah, Andre, and Eden. Services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 A.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to a homeless veteran’s charity of your choosing.
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