Joseph M. Keath, 83, of Cleona passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. He was the husband of the late Helen M. (Matthews) Keath who died on May 27, 2015.

Born in Lebanon on December 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Keath. Joseph graduated from Lebanon High School with the class of 1955, he went on to Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute, and graduated in 1958 with a manufacturing engineering degree. He was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Lebanon. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. Joseph was a connoisseur of peanut butter-filled donuts from Fresh Donuts, 12th & Cumberland Street.

He is survived by a son, Scott M. husband of Sherry Keath, of Cleona, grandchildren, Craig husband of Nicky Snyder, of Myerstown, Ryker Keath companion of Julya Nichols, of Lancaster and Connor Keath companion of Samantha Carlson, of Cleona, and great-grandchildren, Carson, Landon, Addison, and Fynn Snyder. He was proceeded in death by a son Dale Andrew Keath.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory 618 E. Main St. Annville. A viewing will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private at a later date at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation 150 Monument Rd. Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or a random act of kindness in Joe’s honor.