Keefe Morrell Martin
Keefe Morrell Martin
  • December 18, 1959 - September 30, 2017
  • Reading, Pennsylvania

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Keefe M "Biscuit"Martin 57, of Reading passed away September 30, 2017. He was the son of Mabel Rauch of Reading and the late Clarence G Coad.

A Christian man of God, graduated from Reading High School in 1979. He had earned a football scholarship to Montana Tech College in Butte, MT., where he also earned a degree in Society & Technology. He had worked at DANA Corp in Reading for 18 years, until there closing in 2000. He was also deeply involved in Prison and Mission Ministry, along with volunteering at the Salvation Army, Pathway, and Conference of Churches in Allentown, PA. He also was on a TV show as a guest in Reading called "Rosemary Corner" where he talked about drugs and crime in the city.

In an original play called "Blood, Sweat, and Tears, by Ms. Lorraine Richardson, depicting different eras of African American culture. He portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering Dr. Kings famous "I Have A Dream" speech. The play was held at Reading High School and the Reading Museum in 1997. Keefe was a loyal fan of Pittsburgh Steelers.

He leaves behind 2 daughters; Essence Martin of Reading and Ebony Martin of Rocky Mountains, NC. Grandchildren; Tianni Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Alana Nelson, Capri Nelson, Stephen Murray, Silas Murray, Madison Drewery, Messiah Drewery. He is survived by his 2 brothers, Gerald Martin and Richard Rauch, Jr both of Reading, 3 sisters, Lavern Rauch, Denise Rauch, Kelly Brown all of Reading, and his grandmother, Esther Loung of Reading.

Keefe was predeceased by his great grandmother, Mardella Loung, uncle Benny Martin, 2 sisters, Victoria Martin and Darlene Rauch. Keefe was loved by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, plus a host of friends.

Services will be Saturday October 7, 2017 at 9am in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St Reading. Burial to follow in Charles Evans Cemetery. A viewing will be Saturday 8-9am in the funeral home.