Alan Keyser 89 Wilmington

Alan Keyser was born to Ida Rosenblatt and Harry Keyser 89 years ago.

Alan was an Entrepreneur. Over many years he owned and operated the Smoke Shop, Tupp Signs, Foreign Mart and Dictograph Alarm Systems. He was a great advocate of the disabled and believed they should have an employment opportunity. When he opened Dictograph Security Alarms Systems, he remodeled his office facility to make it handicap accessible as this was prior to ADA (American Disabilities Act) was instituted in Delaware. He was also a recipient of the Handicapped Employer of the Year award.

Alan served in combat in the 40th Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was active in the Korean War Veterans Association and Jewish War Veterans Association and organized and managed bus trips until he was 88. He was also a 60 year member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge and long time member and past president of the Wilmington West Rotary Club and past president of the Delaware Alarm Association.

He is predeceased by the "Love of His Life" Rebecca Jeffery Keyser, daughters Carol Iadisernia (Dan), Lori Schwander (Lew) and Susan Keyser, grandchildren Michael Schwander (Jenny), Matt Schwander (Katie), Christine Engle (Chris) and Katie Iadisernia (Merrill), great grandchildren Brent, Taylor, Angelina, Cameron and a baby girl expected soon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike at 11:00 am Thursday October 5th, 2017 where friends and family may call from 10:00 to 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803.

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Funeral Home

Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-7100

Published in The News Journal from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, 2017