Katherine Toye McKeon

Katherine Toye McKeon

May 18, 1943 ~ February 09, 2019

Resided in: San Juan Capistrano, CA

Katherine “Taffy” McKeon (75) passed away February 9, 2019 while residing in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Taffy was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Earle and Mary “Ruth” (McMeekin) Toye. She graduated from Bellevue High School and obtained a degree from Westminster College. She taught Biology and was married to Jack Kleeh before he passed away. Taffy later married Bruce McKeon and had two girls, Pamela and Tara McKeon.

Taffy spent several years in Connecticut and Rochester, New York, where she raised her two girls, Pam and Tara, and enjoyed biking, sailing, playing tennis, running, gardening and sewing clubs and her lifelong love of photography. After obtaining her masters degree in education from Nazareth College, she held positions at Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Taffy moved to Kensington, Maryland near her daughter and grandchildren, and worked in the Dahlgren Memorial Library at Georgetown University in the medical center, retiring after 14 years. Taffy relocated to California after retirement to live with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.

Taffy was preceded in death by her parents, Earle and Ruth Toye, her sister Mary “Mimi” Kubicek.  She is survived by her daughters Pamela McKeon Cruse (Kenneth) and Tara McKeon Bolduc (Timothy), her granddaughters Kyla, Kate, Peyton and Paige Cruse, and grandsons Connor and Gavin Bolduc, as well as her siblings James Toye and Nancy Beauregard and her ex-husband Bruce McKeon.

A memorial service will be held at Allegheny County Memorial Park, 1600 Duncan Avenue, Allison Park, PA. Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 12:30pm, followed by a luncheon at a local restaurant in the Pittsburgh area.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Taffy’s name to the Brain Science Foundation. Online contributions can be made at www.brainsciencefoundation.org/.

We are so grateful for all the family, friends and caregivers who have been instrumental in Taffy’s comfort, including Care Choice Hospice.



Memorial Service: February 21, 2019 12:30 pm

Allegheny County Memorial Park
1600 Duncan Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101

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  1. Donald S Cameron February 14, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Three days into your retirement your unbelievable nightmare started. I don’t know what you would of done without Pam, Ken and Tara.. You enjoyed the visits to your adopted hometown. The Cameron family will miss you.

  2. Shauna haggerty kucera February 14, 2019 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Tara, so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her photography darkroom at your house on lake lea road in irondequoit. She was an artist and outdoors-person, living life to the fullest! Condolences and prayers, shauna

  3. Myrna Cruse February 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Tara, Pam and Ken,
    What an adventure we have had together–from Pam and Ken’s wedding on through the birth of all four granddaughters and watching them grow into young ladies. We have been lucky enough to share their activities and record them as photos and videos through the years. It was wonderful to be a part of Taffy’s life as well as yours. The other grandparents–Myrna and Richard Cruse

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