Larry Patrick Keating

Larry Patrick Keating

August 09, 1959 - February 27, 2011

Larry Patrick Keating

August 09, 1959 - February 27, 2011


1959 – 2011

Palmdale resident, Larry Patrick Keating died at his home on Sunday, February 27, 2011 due to melanoma cancer. He was 51 years old. Larry is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son, Kevin; his daughter, Meari; and a large extended family that includes his mother, Jean; two brothers, Kevin and Brian; two sisters, Ann and Kim; as well as his father-in-law, Donald Farrell and his brother-in-law, Edward. Larry spent a significant part of his childhood growing up in Garden Grove where he enjoyed swimming at the beach and being active in the Boy Scouts of America.

Larry worked as a software engineer in the aerospace industry for 31 years. In 1998 he joined Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and in 2007 was awarded Lockheed Martin’s highest honor, the Nova Award. He was again recognized by Skunk Works in 2010 for his important contributions as an ‘inventor, leader, mentor and friend.’ Prior to 1998, he worked for Rockwell-Boeing. He was also a part-time instructor at Antelope Valley College in their computer science program.

Larry loved life and people and livened every occasion with his quick wit and humor. An athlete and outdoorsman, he enjoyed backpacking, climbing mountains, running marathons and participating in Iron-Man triathlons. He loved every challenge. He had a gift for building as well as creating beautiful works in wood.

Services will be held on March 18, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Aliso Viejo, California with interment following at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest. Donations can be made towards Melanoma Research in his name at:

American Cancer Society

1940 E. Deere Ave. #100

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Or Call at 949567-0613

Please include his name so that the money is designated towards Melanoma Research and they will let Patricia know that a donation was made on his behalf.

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29 responses to Larry Patrick Keating

  1. When I was a little girl I remember looking up at my older handsome cousin and thinking, “He looks just like Superman!” Over the years I’ve admired Larry as such a Super Man. Larry — your light will continue to shine on us. Thanks for being such a good role model. Sincerely,
    Betty Ann & Paul Blodgett

  2. Joe Stanko says:

    Larry Keating, what a wonderful cousin, always the great smile, the welcoming greeting he gave us and a terrific sense of adventure and love for life. My deepest sympathy to the Keating family.

  3. Larry was my very special nephew, and we will all miss him.

    Bernie and Aurdery Keating and family

  4. Larry was a very special nephew, and we will all miss him.

  5. We were saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry always had a smile and kind word to say about everyone. Our lives were made richer because we were blessed with Larry’s friendship. Trish and Kevin our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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