Born: 1905

Died: 1961



Eugene L. Keet was the son of Eugene W. Keet. He was a member of the board of the Saranac Lake Golf club.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 18, 2008, Lee Keet describing his

"Gene was a pilot who flew the mail (and a passenger - $10 plus clean up your mess) to Saratoga Springs. He was born April 1905 in Saranac Lake and died in 1961, in Elmira. Gene was the product of a second marriage between my great-grandfather, Eugene Wait Keet (who was one of this village's incorporators, a guide, harness maker, town assessor, and justice of the peace) and Mary Little...

"Young Gene was terribly injured in an auto wreck along Cascade Lake and spent years in the hospital. Although the first generation of brothers to go to Cornell (he and my grandfather my brother and I are the third such generation) and a really bright engineer, he never worked again and spent the rest of his life taking care of his mother and playing golf with Hyke Tyrell, Ed Guggenheim and a long list of similar cronies for whom I used to caddie. He was a fabulous story teller and despite his right-side, accident-induced paralysis, he played golf with an eight handicap.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 8, 1961

Eugene L. Keet Dies In Elmira

Word has been received of the death of Eugene L. Keet of 17 McComb Street. Mr. Keet died at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital at Elmira after a brief illness. He was 55.

Mr. Keet attended local schools and Cornell U. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Keet, and sister, Mrs. Arthur M. Miller, of Elmira, also a niece and several nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 2:00 at the Fortune Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Pine Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call between 6:30 and 9:30 Sunday night.