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Community to remember O’Keefe

photo of Dennis O'Keefe '73

A memorial service for Dennis O'Keefe is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, in front of the New Paltz Fire Department Station No. 1.

O’Keefe, a 1973 New Paltz graduate, worked in a number of positions in the circulation department at the Sojourner Truth Library from 1983 until his death on Aug. 28, 2006. He was well known for his keen interest in the college's and community's histories and for his longtime commitment as a local volunteer firefighter.

“He has been such an integral part of the library that we at STL thought that he belonged to the library, without realizing that he has been an icon on the campus and in the community at large,” said Chui-chun Lee, director of the library.

An exhibit featuring photographs, postcards and items from O’Keefe’s personal collection will be on display at the library through mid-October.

September 11, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 17

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