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Harvey Keyes

Harvey Keyes

Monday, February 15th, 1943 Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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Obituary for Harvey George "Buzzard" Keyes

Harvey George Keyes, Sr., affectionately known as “Buzzard” was reunited with God on August 29, 2019 after a long and valiant fight with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of South Belmar/Lake Como, NJ.
Harvey was born at Fitkin Hospital in Neptune, NJ on February 15, 1943 and was a graduate of Manasquan High School. He was trained in the US Army as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged being a Vietnam war veteran. He joined Earle Naval Weapons Station and retired after 34 years of dedicated service. He worked for the Armored Car Service for several years during his retirement until succumbing to his true loves… hanging at HaHa’s, Fishing, making fishing poles, hunting, treasure hunting in the beach sand with his metal detector, watching the Yankees, CNN, Westerns, perfecting his green thumb, making a mess with his lottery scratch offs, and most importantly being with his friends, family and loved ones. For over 40 years, Harvey gave back to his community by volunteering at the South Belmar First Aid Squad, serving multiple terms as captain and holding several offices for many years.
Harvey was predeceased by his mother and father, Daisy Carlotta and Robert James Keyes, Sr, his brother Gary Justin, his BFF Everette Larry Morgan, (aka ‘Larry Love’), his four-legged hunting Beagle squad, and his loving German Shepard Bear.
Harvey is survived by his son, Harvey George Jr. (“JR”) of Neptune; his soul mate Malinda Wendelstedt of Lake Como; his sister, Daisy Russell-Wilson of Brielle; four brothers, Robert James Jr. of Cottondale, FL, Steven David of Somerset, David Norman of Brielle, and Kevin Keith also of Brielle; his extended children Stephanie Holman and Lisa Samuels both of Ladson, SC, Nicole Wendelstedt of Lake Como, Tiffany Wendelstdt of Bricktown, Shaqua’l Cortez of Asbury Park; his former wife Linda Williams of Neptune, step daughters Cheryl Coleman of Woodbridge, VA and Janine Brown of Neptune; his four legged buddy, Crunch; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, special grandchildren, cousins and innumerable friends.
His amazing example of quiet strength, his powerful gift of love, and his hidden talent of unending sarcasm as seen in the affectionate nicknames he’s given to us all, will truly be missed, but will live in our hearts forever…
The viewing from 11AM – 1PM, going home service 1PM – 2PM and repass immediately following the service will be held at First Baptist Church, 410 9th Avenue Belmar, NJ on Saturday, September 7, 2019, officiated by Reverend James Jackson Jr. The final care of our loved one has been entrusted to O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, NJ. . In lieu of flowers, please send donations c/o Melinda Wendelstedt 717 18th Ave., Lake Como, NJ 07719 to help defray funeral costs.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    410 9th Avenue
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    Saturday, September 7th, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    410 9th Avenue
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    Saturday, September 7th, 2019
  • Interment

    Private Cremation
    4201 Rt. 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ
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Lester manna jr

its time to rest in peace buddy u gave all u had to give all those years never asking for anything in return I know I was on the squad with u for almost 30 years also a life member the town should cover funeral take the burdon off your family I will never forget u now god has a great first responder to help himso sorry to see u pass.
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Robert Lynch

JR, we are very sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Harvey. Our condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
The Lynch family
Comment | Posted at 04:18pm via Condolence

Megan Mills

We are so sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. He was one of my very first neighbors that introduced himself when he lived on Leroy Place. He always had a smile and a friendly hello. I know he battled hard against his cancer but I know he’s in a better place now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
The Byrne Family, 718 Burton Place
Comment | Posted at 10:21pm via Condolence

richard Santomauro

Harvey, you will be missed by many, may you you rest in peace. The Santomauro family.
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Im sorry youre having to go through this, While I dont have magical words to make this better. Im sending you more good vibes than u can ever imagine
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