John Ward McKeever, age 76, of Oak Ridge, died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday, March 10.
He was born March 30, 1938, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the son of John Leslie and Norma Rymer McKeever, who preceded him in death.
John grew up in Green Bay, where his love of science was awakened by his sixth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School; he always remembered and appreciated that.
His love of music was awakened by his mother who was a piano teacher and taught him until he excelled and needed a more advanced teacher. He learned to play the violin at a young age. Throughout his life, he played with many organizations: the Green Bay Symphonette, the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, and the Oak Ridge Symphony. [Read more…]