KEESEY, D. Bruce

KEESEY, D. Bruce, age 73, born in Cadiz, Ohio, died December 8, 2013 from complications due to cancer and pneumonia.

In his early years he worked for the Cadiz Republican and Freeport Press as editor of the Scio Herald. He then worked for Fuller, Smith & Ross in Cleveland, Ohio and the Cleveland Institute of Electronics where he held a vice-president title. In 1976 he became owner operator of Maaco Auto Painting and Bodyworks in Canton and North Canton, Ohio. He had the business for 33 years upon his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Mildred (Crawford) Keesey. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann (Williams) Keesey and daughter, Julie Keesey of the home; sister, Barbara (Phil) Madzia of Cadiz, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Jane Walrath of Painesville, Ohio and Nancy (Harold) Roberts of La Quinta, California. There are four nephews and six nieces.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Cadiz Union Cemetery. Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed online guestbook at