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Friday, December 21, 2012

C.J. Kehoe's Obituary

C.J. Kehoe

  • "I thought the world of him! CJ was a sweetheart and Momma..."

Cornelius John (C.J.) Kehoe born November 18, 1926 in Houston Texas to Emily McCarty Kehoe and William Kehoe passed away at his home on December 18, 2012. C. J. graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1944 and entered the Navy V-12 program at University of South Louisiana at Lafayette during World War II. He graduated from University of Houston. Mr. Kehoe, retired after a long career in the mortgage banking and land title business. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and formerly a member of St. Michael's. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 803 and a member of the Serra Club of Houston where he served as President, Governor, District 10 and International Vice President. C. J. was also a Life Member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and was a Committee Chairman. He was an active member of the Downtown Exchange Club and served as President and District Governor. Irish to the core, C. J. was a member and past President of the Dick Dowling Division of The Ancient Order of Hibernians and walked in the parade on St. Patrick's Day. C. J. loved boating and became an active volunteer with the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and was Flotilla Commander and Division Captain. Even to the end of his life he had a strong love for his high school alma mater and was privileged to have been on the Alumni Board at St. Thomas High School. Peggy Kehoe, his wife of 40 years survives him. Also surviving and mourning his loss are his children, Elaine Kehoe, Kathy Karotkin (Don), Bill Kehoe (Beverly), Monica Starkey, (Curg), Ken Kehoe (Ollie Wilson), Mary Beth Morgan (Wink), 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with family from five until eight o'clock in the evening on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Bradshaw-Carter home. The rosary service will begin at seven o'clock. Graveside services will be held at one o'clock in the afternoon at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77007.

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