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Gerard Peter " Jerry " O'Keefe

July 3, 1936 — February 24, 2022

Gerard Peter O'Keefe, known as Jerry, 85, of Mount Pleasant, preceded in death by his wife, Lois A. O'Keefe, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Born on July 3, 1936 in Manhattan, NY, Jerry was the son of the late Coleman Kerley and Julia Conlin Kerley.

Jerry accomplished a B.S. degree from Maritime College, Professional Engineering degree and MBA from William & Mary. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul. He was on the board of the food bank, assisted his late wife with Meals on Wheels, and played an active role in building St. Benedict's Catholic Church.

Jerry is survived by his daughter Sharon O'Keefe, daughter Kathy Van Dyke and husband Steve, son Brian O'Keefe and wife Aimee, daughter Kelly Scharling and husband Tripp. Survived by 13 grandchildren, Brittney Lawler, Riley Bair, Kaylee Knisley, Elliot Van Dyke, Lawton Bair, Austin Knisley, Bennett Love, Kendall Bair, Reid Scharling, Paige Scharling, Coleman O'Keefe, Bryce Scharling, Leyton O'Keefe. Also 2 great grandchildren, Kinzey and Noah Myers.

The service will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry's memory may be sent to The Pet Therapy program at giving@musc.edu.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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