Malcolm M. Keating

Published 7:35 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Malcolm M. Keating passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the age of 92, surrounded by his family.

Malcolm was a resident of St. John Parish his whole life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Gloria Keating and his children Ruben Keating, Cyndy Cambias (Sid), Crystal Vicknair (Henry, the late David Vicknair), and Tammi Keating (Ricky). He was a grandfather to 7 grandchildren, Kelly Uddo (Paul), Michael Keating (fiancée Courtney Robinson), Jenna Schexnaydre (Bret), Christina Cambias Ledet, Buddy Cambias (Nicole), Alex Vicknair (Lindsey), and Justin Vicknair (Kristen). Malcolm was also the proud great grandfather to Billy Ledet, Bryce ledet, Bailey Walters, Sophia Uddo, Joseph Uddo, Colt Vicknair, Remy Vicknair, Brielle Cambias, Gage Cambias, and Raelynn Vicknair.

He was the son of Edward and Viola Keating and brother to Terry, Donald (dec), Maisie, and Larry (dec).

Malcolm proudly served our country in the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He ran Keating’s Service Station on Airline Highway for over 60 years. Up until last week, you could find him pumping gas, changing tires, or giving brake tags 6 days week.  Sundays were spent at the casino. He lived for his family and the station. He was a simple man that didn’t ask for much, other than a full belly at noon and at 4:30PM. He loved drag racing in his younger days and attending St. Charles Catholic High School football games on Friday nights. He was a kind man and was always willing to do for others, unless you tried to get a brake tag right before closing. He taught his family about a good work ethic and to always put your family first. Malcolm’s legacy will live on through everyone blessed to have known him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Joan of Arc Church, 529 W Fifth St. Laplace, LA, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 10AM to 12PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12PM with burial to follow in the Saint John Memorial Gardens.