Raymond Wallace Keen, age 70, of Perryville, MD, passed away on November 15, 2018. Raymond was born in Havre de Grace, MD, to the late Raymond Carl Keen and Janette Ida Owens.
Ray was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Perryville High School. He continued to pursue his education and received a bachelor degree from Washington College and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Delaware. Ray worked at the Maryland Department of Corrections for 30 years, serving to support and lead efforts in the state’s work release program.
In his retirement, Ray enjoyed teaching philosophy at Harford Community College and archaeological exploration with the Maryland Archeological Society. Ray always enjoyed sailing and being out on the water. He loved spending time and traveling with his family, especially his granddaughter, Annabelle.
Ray is survived by his daughter, Catherine Mary Keen and husband, Michael Robert Chaney; granddaughter, Annabelle Marie Chaney of Tallahassee, FL; and his partner, Eileen Rice of Perryville, MD.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Saturday, December l, 2018, 11 AM, at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, MD. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, November 30, 2018, 6 PM until 8 PM, at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery, Perryville, MD, with a reception to follow at the church parish hall. All friends and family members are welcome to attend.