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HOWARD P. KEIPER

Howard P. Keiper, a retired chemical operator, died Thursday (Aug. 20, 1998) in his Page Avenue home after a lengthy illness. He was 80.

Keiper was born in Bayard, W. Va., and had been a resident of Lewiston since 1952.

He served in the Sea Bees during World War II.

Keiper worked for the du Pont de Nemours Company in Niagara Falls for 30 years as a chemical operator, retiring in 1980. Before the war, he had worked for Myer Transit Company for 3 1/2 years and for a year as a driver for the Greyhound Bus Company, both in Washington, D.C.

He had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for 15 years, was a retired member of the Lewiston Fire Company 1 and was a Communion Deacon for the Lutheran Church of Lewiston.

He enjoyed hunting, camping, square dancing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Kathleen Dodge; a son, Ray; two daughters, Barbara Price of Youngstown and Susan Eick of Charlotte, N.C.; two half-brothers, Edwin of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Harry of Falls Church, Va.; a half-sister, Mae Ford of Arlington, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Oakland, Md.

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