Robert C. Keys

Robert C. Keys, 84, of Waterford, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beverly.

He was born Oct. 26, 1929 in Glenville, W.Va., son of Austin and Nellie Wyant Keys. He was a die-maker for General Motors Chevrolet Plant in Parma, retiring in 1988 after 33 years of service. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1954.

He was married Aug. 13, 1960 to Janet Eakin Keys who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Stephen Keys and wife Karen of North Ridgeville, Sheldon Keys and wife Deborah of Waterford and Stuart Keys and wife Linda of Waterford; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren ; a sister, Betty Riley of Berea, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, James Keys and Kenneth Keys. There will be no services. McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting