Text Box:  Age 70, of Wilmington, DE passed away on October 20, 2007.

Joe graduated from North Catholic High School in Philadelphia PA and held a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Joe retired from Scott Paper as a Systems Analyst And Programmer after 25 years service. After retirement he held various part time jobs in accounting in the Wilmington area. Joe was a former member of the Boy Scouts in Philadelphia for many years and a former Leader of Troop # 52 in Wilmington. He was an Army veteran, a member of IHM and past commander and treasurer of the Delaware Veterans Post #1.

Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen L. Keifer, his children, Joseph Keifer and Linda A. Keifer both at home; 4 brothers, Thomas of West Chester, PA, James of Joppatown, MD, Richard of Cape May, NJ, and John of Phila. PA; and 1 sister, Ann Marie Bertolini of Philadelphia PA.

A viewing was be held on Monday, October 29, 2007 from 6-8 pm at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday at 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Liftwood, Wilm. DE 19803.

Interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

Contributions may be made to the church or the Delaware Veterans Post #1, 2535 Veterans Drive, Wilmington, DE 19810.