Eamon was a long time member of the Rochester Police Emerald Society. He was a dedicated supporter of law enforcement, the Rochester Irish community and many good causes for which he dedicated his time, talents and effort. It was his idea to do a fundraiser to benefit the Emerald Society to bring over and host a number of Gardaí for St. Patrick’s Day. Eamon was instrumental in planning and executing the fundraiser that made his vision of hosting the Garda financially possible. Eamon passed away just two weeks before the Gardaí arrived in Rochester. Eamon was a talented musician and used his abilities to raise thousands of dollars for many different charitable causes, including our organization.
Dennis "Denny" O'Keefe
November 12, 2016
Denny was a thoughtful professional and a tireless volunteer; our community benefited greatly from his generosity. Professionally, Denny was an ATI Case Manager for the Monroe County Department of Probation but his true calling was in community involvement. He gave generously of his time to the Colonials Rugby Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians' O'Rorke Division where he was given the AOH Kelly-Magill Award in 2007, the AOH Brother of the year award in 2009, and the AOH Hibernian of the Year award in 2010. He was also active in the Rochester Police Emerald Society where he was recognized as the Rochester Police Emerald of the Year in 2011 and posthumously in 2017. Denny participated in the St. John the Evangelist Church Choir, was a Monroe County Elections Inspector, in the Annual Huntington Disease 5K Race, and the Annual Honor Flight Golf Tournament. Denny was also a faithful blood and double red donor. His hobbies included golf and volunteering for any opportunity that might need his assistance!
Born in Long Island, Denny graduated from Chaminade High School and then University of Rochester where he was a Member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Denny loved his family. He never missed the opportunity to attend any event his children were participating in, be it Kalcy in a horse show or DJ playing in a concert. His devotion and gentleness with his kids had no end. He loved visiting his family down in the NYC area and always returned from there with a thicker New York accent! His devotion to his friends and family had no boundaries. There was not a wake or funeral that he would miss or a volunteer opportunity he would pass up.