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Michael “Mike” Joseph Keegan, Born August 28, 1942 in San Francisco, California passed away at his home Saturday, May 6, 2023 of natural causes in his sleep with his wife Annette by his side at his residence in Sonora, California. Cremation has been held and Celebration of Life will be held in June.

A quiet and gentle soul, Mike was born in San Francisco to William and Ruth (Rossi) Keegan. He lived most of his childhood in Redwood City California. He attended Mt. Carmel Grammar School and St. Francis High School in Mountain View. In High School he played Basketball and earned a scholarship to San Jose State College. He was active in student government, serving as Student Body President at St. Francis his senior year.

Mike loved sports, coached his son in Little League and was active in Pop Warner Football League in Tuolumne County. He played softball, starting in Redwood City and continuing into his 60’s in Senior Softball, local and traveling teams. We loved visiting new places with his team. Only his health prevented him from playing longer. Mike loved playing Golf, and also watching his kids and grandkids playing their sports. He was a loyal fan of the SF Giants and the 49ers. Mike was a member of the local Lions Clubs for many years and participated in many charitable events.

Mike was employed by the United States Postal Service. He served as the Postmaster of Sonora and retired at age 50, after 30 years of service. He started his career in Redwood City as a Mail Carrier and promoted to many positions in the Bay Area. Mike also served in the California National Guard for 8 years. The Keegan’s purchased a cabin in Crystal Falls in 1974 and moved permanently to Sonora in 1979. Their children attended Curtis Creek School and Sonora High
School.

Mike was an active and grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous, celebrating his 40 continuous years of sobriety one week before his death. He was cofounder of the Alano Club of Sonora and was instrumental in acquiring their building in Sonora, which he enjoyed witnessing the pay-off of the building last year. Mike was devoted to helping fellow members and was always available to his family and friends. Mike was well loved….

Mike was the oldest of five brothers and sisters – Steven Keegan, Cathy Harworth, Mary Williams, and was proceeded in death by his brother’s Peter and Matthew Keegan. He had many nieces and nephews. Mike met his wife, Annette, when she was 14 yrs. old and he was 17. They knew each other for 64 yrs. and would have celebrated their 59th wedding Anniversary on October 11th. Mike and Annette have two children, Kara Keegan and her Husband Chris Saites and Mike and his wife Kira Keegan. Their Grandchildren are Alec Warnke, Karlee Warnke, Drew Saites, Jake, Marley, and Bodie Keegan. Also, a large assortment of Great Grand Dogs.

At Mike’s request there was no funeral. The Family had a Celebration of Life in June. If you care to make a donation in Mike Keegan’s name to the Alano Club of Sonora or Sierra Repertory Theatre, it would be greatly appreciated.

Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements

  • Date of Death: 05/06/2023
  • Age: 80
  • Residence: Sonora ,CA
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