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Daniel J. Keating III

February 12, 1949 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 70)

Daniel Joseph Keating III, PhD, beloved husband, father, & pop-pop.

Daniel Joseph Keating passed peacefully on September 21, 2019, at his residence in Exton, he was the loving husband of Kathy, with whom he spent 47 years of marriage.

Born in East Orange New Jersey, he was the son of the late Daniel Joseph Keating II and Gertrude Barnett Keating. 

Dan was a member of The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, and member of Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. Daniel J. Keating, Ph.D., had more than 30 years of professional experience in working with people with disabilities. Prior to joining ABCD as Executive Director, Dr. Keating was employed at Bancroft where he held several positions over a twelve year span. Most recently, he was responsible for Family Services and Government Relations. He coordinated the activities of the Family Council and program advisory committees and served as Family Advocate. He represented Bancroft on the Board of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) and the Legislation and Policy Committee of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP). Previously at Bancroft, Dr. Keating was responsible for the operations of the residential and day programs supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Dr. Keating represented ABCD on the Contracted Services Committee, a group of provider representatives that met regularly with officials of the Division of Developmental Disabilities from 2008 to 2011, and served as co-chair from 2010 to 2011.

Dr. Keating received his Doctorate Degree from Temple University. He was an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department at Drexel University and the Human Services Department at Camden County College. Earlier in his career, Dr. Keating helped launch one of the first residential programs and one of the first day programs for people with brain injuries and aided in the development of comprehensive acute and post-acute rehabilitation programs for people with brain injuries.

He was a founding member and past president of the Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists and was a certified brain-injury specialist trainer. He served on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and served as co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Brain Injury Association of Delaware. Previously, he served on the board of directors of the National Head Injury Foundation; as chairman of its professional education and training committee; and on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania and Maine Brain Injury Associations.

Most recently, Dr. Keating had been appointed to the NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research by Governor Christie.

Dan was a member of Saints Philip & James Parish for 25 years where he served as a lector and extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. He was a member of the Saint Elizabeth's Council Knights of Columbus #13141, where he was a past grand knight. He also was a member of the Chester County Assembly #1873 Council Knights of Columbus. He was an Avid Philadelphia Sports fan and has been a season ticket holder for Temple University Football team and an Owl Club member for many years.

Dan was also a U.S. ARMY Veteran who proudly served his country from 1972 to 1977.

In addition to his wife Kathy, Dan is survived by his daughter Karen Johnson (Michael) and son Philip (Suzanne). He was the loving Pop-Pop of Bria Martinez, Daniel Keating IV, Aryana Johnson, Bryson Johnson, Simone Smith, Michael Robinson, and Olyvia Johnson,  brothers and sisters: Pat Keating (the late Denise), Teresa Karney (Ron), the Late Michael Keating (Tina), Sheila Tartamosa (Robert), Ellen Forsyth (John), Mark Keating (Valerie), John Keating (Maria), George Keating (Sherri), Maureen Howe (Ron), Brother-in-law Don Spino (Janice). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. Dan will be missed by all.

A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 25th, from 6-8 pm at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave Downingtown, PA, and again Thursday morning from 9:15 to 10:15am at S.s. Philip's & James Church. 107 N Ship Rd. Exton, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am. 

Interment with military honors will be held privately at Ft. Indiantown Gap Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s memory can be made to Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, https://biapa.org/donate/.

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