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Philip Louis Keisel, Sr

August 1, 1941 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Philip Keisel, Sr Obituary

Philip L Keisel, Sr., of Rock Hill, SC, passed away on Friday, October 27,2023.

A receiving of friends will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Palmetto Funeral Home in Fort Mill, SC.

Philip was born on August 1, 1941, in Meadville, PA, the son of Louis W and Garnet B. Keisel.  Philip graduated in 1959 from Meadville High School where he maintained lifelong friendships. After high school, he attended Allegheny College for 2 years. In 1962, he became a Tool and Die Maker Apprentice with Talon Inc. Philip graduated in 1966 as a Tool and Die Journeyman, which was his lifelong calling. Philip worked at Talon for many years before moving to Indianapolis, Indiana where he continued his career at LCD Inc. In 1983, he moved to Rock Hill, SC where he worked with Duracell/Gillette until he retired as the Toolroom Supervisor / Engineer in 2000. Philip was very civic minded during his lifetime. During the years of 1958 through 1977 in Meadville, PA, he was a fireman with West Mead #1 Volunteer Fire Department. He eventually became their Assistant Fire Chief. He later became the Fire Chief at East Mead Volunteer Fire Department. Philip was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Rock Hill, SC and a former member of St Agatha Church. He earned the distinction of being a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Philip was a former Reserve Deputy of the York County Sheriff’s Department. He was also very active in his local community and called many neighbors his friends.

Philip is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bonnie Beige Keisel; three children, Beth A. Storlie (Kevin), Philip L Keisel, Jr (Vicki), and Jill K. Perry; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his brother Dan W. Keisel.  Philip was known for his kindness to everyone and his devotion to his family. 

He will be laid to rest in Greendale Cemetery, following a special Mass at St. Agatha’s Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, in Meadville, PA. 

Memorial donations may be made to the East Mead Volunteer Fire Company, Meadville, Pa or to St. Annes Catholic Church, Rock Hill, SC or plant a tree in his memory.

Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Mill is serving the family.

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Memorial Gathering
October 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Palmetto Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2049 Carolina Place Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29708


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