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Thomas "TK" Keller, 80

ADAMS, Mass. —  

Thomas A. “TK” Keller, 80, of Adams passed away in the home he built with his wife and daughter by his side on the morning of Friday, September 15, 2023.

Born in Adams on April 11, 1943, to Arthur and Mabel Letourneau Keller. He graduated from Adams High School in 1961 and attended UMASS Amherst.

He initially was hired to work in the lab at New England Lime Company and continued to work at the plant through its transitions to Pfizer and SMI, retiring after 35 years of service in 1998 at the age of 55.

He was a communicant of the First Baptist Church in Adams. He married Jean M. Nuttelman on August 9, 1963. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Tom was a longtime and active member of Boy Scouts Troop 38 and served as a committeeman for many years after his son also joined the troop. Tom was a long-time, active member of the Adams Sno-Drifters and the Hoosac Valley Motorcycle Club. As a motorcycle enthusiast, Tom purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was blessed to have been able to tour all 48 of the continental United States in the company of his wife and many friends and fellow bikers. He and his wife spent 3 full months touring the circumference of the US in the year 2000. When Tom sold his bike, it had over 200,000 miles on it. He was Personable, Beloved and Respectful.

Besides his wife, he leaves his daughter Kimberly Tremblay of Adams, his sister Frances “Penny” Choquette and her husband Larry of Cheshire, his grandchildren, Natasha Egelston and her husband Brian of Wellington, OH, Raymond Skowronski of Adams, Preston Keller of North Adams and Ashley Tremblay of Adams. He also leaves five great grandchildren, Arabella, Nathaniel, Henrietta, Reuben and Silas Egelston.

Tom was predeceased by his beloved son, Lincoln Keller, who passed away on June 30, 2007.

The funeral will be held on Friday, September 22nd at 10:00 A.M. at the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME with burial to follow in Bellevue Cemetery

Calling hours are Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Inc. 877 South Street, Suite 1W, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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Jean, TK was a huge presence at summer camps at holy cross for troop 38 for years. He helped me get through a critical issue for my Eagle Scout merit badge by teaching me how to cook for an entire two weeks. Him and Ralph provided me the mentorship I needed to qualify for the eagle badge and he was a hell of a guy! What a life. 200k miles on a Harley is as bad a** as they come. A life well lived.
from: Nathan Girardon: 09-23-2023

Dear Jean: My condolences to you and your family. May TK rest in peace. Mary
from: Mary Swifton: 09-21-2023

Dear Penny &Tom Keller family, With Deep Sympathy in this time of loss and sadness, may your heart be filled with wonderful memories of love.
from: Barbara Harrington on: 09-20-2023

TK gave much more to Toop 38 than just great food, his gentle nature and guidance. Going on motorcycle trips with his wife, daughter and son-in-law, on a Harley he rode do much, the motor had to be rebuilt. An adventurous life well lived.
from: John Manleyon: 09-19-2023

Jean and Kim sorry to hear about Tom he was a great friend I loved all the time we spent together working on the hare scrambles I will miss him dearly
from: Chez Alibozek on: 09-18-2023

Sad to hear of Tommy’s passing he was a great man and a friend. RIP T K you’ll be missed
from: Paul on: 09-18-2023