Lawrence N. ‘Larry’ Keller, 72


Lawrence N. “Larry” Keller, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 17, 1947, son of the late Chalmers Keller and Bertha (Heinlein) Keller.

Keller proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In 1995, he retired after 30 years of service as an automotive assembly-line worker for the Broening Highway General Motors Plant in Baltimore.

After his retirement, he spent countless hours fishing and working part-time in a variety of bait-and-tackle shops. Keller also belonged to a number of veterans’ organizations. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.

Keller is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, JoAnna (Steward) Melody Keller; a daughter, Shannon Touradji and her husband, Pejman, of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Maxi and Vivi Touradji; a brother, Chip Keller and his wife, Barbara, of Fenwick Island, Del.; and a sister, Betty Bolties and her husband, Bobby, of Spring Grove, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation after 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flower, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor (www.littlesistersofthepoor.org) or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.