Obituary for June 16, 2000

Marion Robinson KeatMarion Robinson Keat of Makaweli, Kaua’i, died at

home on June 13, 2000, at the age of 80.

Mrs. Keat was the widow of John

Keat, First Vice President of Bankers Trust Company in New York. She was the

second daughter of Sinclair and Ethel Robinson of Makaweli.

Born May 26,

1920, at Makaweli, Mrs. Keat attended Katherine Branson School in Ross, Calif.,

Pine Manor Junior College in Massachusetts and graduated from the University of

California at Berkley in 1941. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma

Fraternity. During World War II, Mrs. Keat worked for the Bishop Bank and met

John Keat, an army officer stationed in Honolulu. After the war, Mr. and Mrs.

Keat were married at the Waimea Foreign Church in Waimea, Kaua’i.


1945 to 1975, the couple lived in Westfield, New Jersey where Mrs. Keat was

active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Westfield Memorial Library. In

1975, Mr. and Mrs. Keat retired to the home of her parents at Makaweli. John

Keat died in 1976.

On Kaua’i, Mrs. Keat was active in the Kaua’i Museum,

Hui o Laka Kokee, Kaua’i Humane Society, the Kaua’i Historical Society, and

the Outdoor Circle. Mrs. Keat was a member of the Daughters of Hawaii. She was

also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in ‘Ele’ele and the United Church

of Christ, formerly the Waimea Foreign Church.

Her immediate family

includes her two sons, Jack (Cynthia) Keat and Philip (Dawn) Keat and three

grandchildren, Richard, Laura and Andrew.

In lieu of flowers, the family

recommends contributions be directed to Kaua’i Hospice, St. John’s Church in

‘Ele’ele or the United Church of Christ in Waimea.

A memorial service will

be held at the Waimea United Church of Christ (Foreign Church) Saturday, June

17, at 10 a.m. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 10


Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.


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