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KEUKER, CHRISTOPHER HENDRIK
KEUKER - Christopher Hendrik Of Englewood, Florida passed on December 28, 2015. Christopher was born March 7, 1940 in Bombay India. His mother held an American passport, and his father worked in Indonesia and at the time held a Dutch passport. The family was in Indonesia when World War II broke out, and Chris, along with his mother, sister, and two brothers spent the war years in a Japanese internment camp while his father was kept in another Japanese prison.
After the war, 5 year old Chris and his family returned to the states. He grew up in the Bronx, Syracuse and Buffalo New York. In high school Chris was an honors student with a gift for mathematics and science. In 1958 he was awarded an appointment to The United States Military at West Point, graduating in 1962 in the top 10 percent of his class. Chris is survived by his wife Dixie; children, Dr. Christopher Paul Keuker and daughter-in-law Susan Hart-Keuker of Boston, Massachusetts; daughter, Lisa Keuker of Greenwich Connecticut and stepson, Robert Sewell of North Port Florida; grandchildren, Christiana Barile, Nicholas Barile, Lester Tuck, Tyler Tuck; great-grandchild, Luna Harbert; sister, Francis Vedder and brother Oscar Keuker. A Memorial Service will be held at Englewood Masonic Lodge located at 265 Pine Street, Englewood, FL on January 28th at 2 PM. Burial will be at West Point on June 24, 2016 at 1:30 PM.