Keith Porter Ware, 86, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 7, 2014 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg surrounded by his family. He was born January 14, 1929 in Scottdale a son of the late Russell D. and Amy Lucille (Porter) Ware.
Keith retired from Duraloy Blaw-Knox, Scottdale with 25 years service. He was veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Mt. Olympus during operation High Jump in the Antarctic and 20 years in the PA National Guard. He was also a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1948.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Gilbert Todd Ware and a brother, Robert James Ware.
Keith is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Grace Leonard; a son Keith Porter Ware II and his wife Susan ; a daughter in law, Carla Ware; grandchildren, Jason Ware (Erin), Zachary Ware (Erica), Melissa Hertzog (Joshua) and Todd Glenn Ware; great-grandchildren, Patterson, Ember, Liliana and Sienna Ware and Cassidy Hertzog; a sister, Meredith Wise and husband William; a sister in law, Louise Ware and many nieces and nephews.
Keith's personal wishes are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale and services for the family will be held privately. Please share your personal condolences at www.gjfuneral.com