Danny Carl Keefer

May 25th, 1984 - August 6th, 2017

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          Danny Carl Keefer, age 33, of Erie, died at his home Sunday, August 6, 2017 after a long struggle with drug addiction. He was born in Erie on May 25, 1984, a son of Dean and Margo (Janke) Keefer. Danny was our son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, friend and co-worker and will be dearly missed.

          He graduated from Strong Vincent High School in 2002. Danny enjoyed golfing with his father and was on his high school golf team. His favorite sports teams were the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco 49ers. He found the most joy in life by simply spending time and playing with his two nieces, Opal and Elizabeth, his nephew Samuel Nash and cousin Benny.

          Danny had a kind heart and a love for children and animals. He had a sarcastic and witty sense of humor and could make anyone in the room laugh. He worked at Longhorn Steakhouse for many years and enjoyed being part of the team and loved his work family.

          He was preceded in death by his uncle, Danny Keefer; maternal grandfather, Arthur Janke; beloved friend, Lindsay Moore and his cat Minnie.

          Danny had many friends and family members who loved him, and who continue to cherish the time and memories they shared with him. He is survived and missed by his mother and father, Dean and Margo Keefer, of Erie; sisters, Sarah Rowe and her husband Davin and Juliann Richling and her husband Christopher, all of Seattle; maternal grandmother, Judith Janke, of Erie and paternal grandparents, Samuel and Dolores Keefer, of Waterford. He is further survived by his nephew, Samuel Nash and nieces, Opal and Elizabeth; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his two cats, Oscar and Sasha.

          Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd., Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service there at 4 p.m., with Deacon Ralph A. DeCecco officiating.

          The measure of Danny as a person will not be defined by his successes or failures concerning the illness of addiction. Danny was an incredible human, full of humor, compassion, and light. It is now time to magnify his light, reflect it amongst one another and use it to chase the shadows of illness and addiction where we can.

          In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Brugger Funeral Homes, 1595 W. 38th St., Erie, PA  16508.