Jonathan Andrew Keating (Jon)
Jonathan Andrew Keating (Jon), passed away peacefully at the age of 49, surrounded by family, on September 26th, 2022. He was born on August 27th, 1973, in Lakenheath, England at the Royal Air Force Base, sharing a birthday with his parents. He spent most of his life in Ogden, Utah after his family settled down in 1978.
He is survived by his stepmom Katherine Keating, older sister Kathryn (Rob) Keating Holley, older brother Thomas (Bianca) Keating, his two sons Alex Keating and Dustin (Terza) Keating, his two grandsons Kindryk and Titus, his niece Stephenee Crivello, his nephew Nicholas Crivello, his great nephew McKoy Crivello, and his stepsiblings: David (Patty) Anderson and Jaimee (Mike) Bond.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Retired Lt. Col Eddie Joe Keating, and Susan Wurst Keating.
Jon will be remembered for having a big, kind heart and one of the most sarcastic, fun, and outgoing personalities. He cared so deeply for all his loved ones and would give a stranger the shirt off his back. There was never a dull moment with him, he was always joking and being goofy; anytime he was around, he could instantly make you laugh and smile with his shenanigans. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him can say he was a wild and free spirit, who lived life on the edge and to the fullest, no matter what. He was daring and fearless and taught us all how to worry less and enjoy the experience of making memories more.
Jon had a passion for riding motorcycles and was an extremely gifted artist, who also acquired the hobby of tattooing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and animals. His greatest joy in life was being a loving Dad and Grandpa and proudly wearing the title of being the “fun and crazy” uncle. Jon loved Jim Carrey, and he could mimic his personality and facial expressions perfectly; he shared that love for Jim Carrey with his niece and they enjoyed reenacting scenes from his movies together. His favorite football team was the Saints, and he loved being decked out in everything Saints on game days. He was famously known for cooking breakfast on the weekends and making the best biscuits and gravy.
Jon loved to laugh, to have fun, and he lived his life without restrictions. Every time we think of him, we will be reminded of how funny he was, how loud and rambunctious he was, how he was always there for you, and how much fun we used to have with him. Things won’t be the same without him; there will be less laughter and a missing piece in all our hearts. He is so loved, and there aren’t any words to describe, how much he will be missed.
With heartfelt gratitude, Jon’s family would like to thank the healthcare workers that provided care to him, especially in his final moments; and those who stuck by Jon’s side and were a helping hand through his difficult journey.
We invite anyone who knew and loved him to attend the services and celebrate his extraordinary life.
The funeral services will be held for Jon on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, at 11:00 am at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Ave. Ogden, UT 84404.
From two wheels on the ground, to two wings flying high.
May you rest in peace Jon, Til Valhalla.