John “Jack” Raymond Kehoe

Formerly of Chelsea, MI, passed away in Cartersville, GA on September 7, 2023, on his 90th birthday. He was born in Albany, NY, the firstborn child of the late John and Rosina Kehoe.

Due primarily to his years in sales and sales management, Jack lived in 8 different states throughout the years before retiring in Chelsea, MI.

Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol, second wife, Barbara, and his son, John “Jack”.

Jack is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Ron) Hudson and Teresa (Mike) Kelly; a son, Michael Kehoe; four step-sons: John (Laurie) Crisenbery, Steve Crisenbery, Rick (Cindy) Crisenbery, and Brian (Michelle) Crisenbery; a brother; 2 sisters; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Jack attended St. John the Baptist Catholic High School in Syracuse, NY, graduating in 1951. He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Jack and Carol Finkbeiner were married in 1956. He enlisted with the US Army and was stationed at Fort Benning from 1956-1958 before returning to Syracuse. After the birth of his 4 children, he married Barbara Crisenbery in 1972.

Jack worked for 35 years in the salt business, primarily for the Diamond Crystal Salt Company based out of St. Clair, MI. He rose from general sales to regional sales manager over many states before his retirement.

An outgoing man, he was active over the years in bowling leagues and golf clubs, participated in a local dramatic theater, was a member of an Order of Elks; the Knights of Columbus. After retirement, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Chelsea, and a member of the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary. He was a longtime football season ticket holder for University of Michigan and anyone that knew Jack knew full well he was an avid fan.

There will be a Mass held in Jack’s honor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic, Cartersville, GA on Sept 22nd, and he will be interred at the Georgia National Cemetery.

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