Frederick Lewis Keyes

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 3:49pm
By: The Citizen

Frederick Lewis Keyes, 95, Peachtree City, died Jan. 6, 2009. He was born in 1913 in Geneva, N.Y., son of the late Lewis Wheaton and Elizabeth Chapman Keyes. He attended grammar school in Geneva and then attended Choate and Princeton, graduating in 1936. He was a member of the Triangle Club. A sailor and a pilot, he flew the first air mail flight from Geneva to Buffalo, N.Y. in 1936. He was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, retiring as a major in 1944. He worked for McKesson and Robbins until retiring.

Memorial services were at Saint Andrew's in-the-Pines Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father Paul Elliott officiating. Survivors include his wife, Helen Keyes, Peachtree City; a son, David Keyes, Houston; daughters, Julia Ganson, Boston, and Susan Fentress, Atlanta; a stepson, Hugh Fulton, Atlanta; and a stepdaughter, Laura Fulton, Holly-Navarre, Fla. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

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