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. I worked with Larry at Lockheed Martin and really enjoyed knowing him and his family. I am truly sorry for your loss, it breaks my heart. fondly, bj

  2. Treci says:

    I will always remember Larry as my wonderfully mischevious cousin with the contagious ear-to-ear grin. God rest his soul,
    Treci Dimas and Family

  3. Trish, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I only knew Larry briefly, but I am grateful for how he was always so friendly and helpful to me.

  4. With our love and heartfelt prayers to the entire Keating Family. God is always closest to the broken hearted. God bless you all in this time of great sadness.

  5. Dear Trish and family,
    Larry made you all proud and made you all smile so much. We know you are the ones that gave him such power. His family was his source of pride and we know he will always be thinking of you all with a huge grin. We are thinking of you.

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