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John F. Kealey

December 02, 1943 - January 09, 2024


Obituary For John F. Kealey

Kealey, John F., age 80, peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, of Whitehall. Beloved husband of 59 years to Regina M. Kealey; loving father of John M. (Suzie), Ken (Christine) and Michelle (DeWayne) Harbaugh; proud Pappy of Marissa (Billy Land), Kristen, Sean, Grace and Abby; brother of the late Walter (survived by Carol) Kealey. Also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. John was a long time manager of Saks Fifth Avenue and was well known for his involvement in the Baldwin-Whitehall Athletic Booster Association. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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  • January 14, 2024

    Many years ago John and Regina came to our camp and stayed over nite.we all got in our beds. bill said something realy silly and Regina and John started to giggle like two teenagers then it got quiet and they started to giggle again this went on for aboit an hour or so. I respected John and Regina so much that Bill and i laughed so hard it just never seemed like giglers they were my dream couple grown ups. they then two people i looked up to and they showed they were just like us.Regina and John were always our good example to any young couple. God bless you John

  • January 12, 2024

    My sincere condolences to the Kealey family. Uncle John will be missed ..

  • January 11, 2024

    My first brother in law. WOW I had a brother in law. Wait I told myself I have 5 brothers already. So now you have another brother. Ok so what comes next a lot of laughs, some cries, but most of all a friend .

  • January 11, 2024

    To the Kealey Family: When someone you love becomes a memory—- The memory becomes a Treasure Love, Patty(Aunt Pat) and Jim

  • January 11, 2024

    Working with John at Saks Fifth Avenue. Going to New York for our Manager's trips. John always made sure I was okay up there in the Big Apple. We had such a great family atmosphere all working together. Diane Francis

  • January 11, 2024

    Missing you already John. Seems weird being in Pittsburgh and NOT sharing a least one shot with you. Of course the shots were secondary to just hanging with you. In my mind I will always drop the "in law" portion and think of you as just brother. Thanks also with giving me such great nephews and a niece to help me remember you. In the words of the best SBSO gathering ever, "Good Night John Boy"

  • January 11, 2024

    We always enjoyed the many times we sent together working in the concession stands at the Baldwin football games! John was respected buy all the members of the Baldwin Athletic Boosters Association and he was considered a friend buy all he knew. Without his efforts, the Boosters wouldn't have accomplished the many worthwhile projects he headed during his many years of service. He was a "GREAT LEADER" and more importantly a "VERY GOOD" friend. Thanks for being in our lives! Rest in Peace my friend Ric & Claire Dolinar

  • January 11, 2024

    My condolences to the Kealey family. May his memory be eternal

  • January 10, 2024

    I remember the time John came over to help me with my pool.It was never used and I had some trees that still needed removal.John said no problem I will help I have done this before,Marge came out and said wait but he said he could do it so we proceeded,he started cutting with me holding the tree with a rope to hold it from falling towards the pool and the next thing I remember is the tree going down pulling me and hitting the fence and going into the pool.John said you were supposed to hold the tree.At that point Marge came running out of the house and yelled, what did you do to my pool?John said he didn't hold the tree that's my brother in law and that's why I loved him so much.Margie also and after we cried at the damage to the pool we sat down and laughed at how stupid were especially did we really think I could have held that tree from falling.

  • January 10, 2024

    Rest In Peace Mr. John Kealey (Big John) you always made me feel so welcomed when we were together , thanks for all the memories you have given to me, I will never forget you 😢 until we meet again.

  • January 10, 2024

    Mr. John was my neighbor. He lived two houses down from me my whole life. When the kids on my street were little, we would always be playing in the front yards and on the street. Mr. John would always drive up the street, slow down and come to a stop to talk with us no matter what. He was such a kind soul and I will miss him. All of my love to Regina and the Kealey Family. -Olivia Penrod❤️