Our thoughts and prayers are with the Keating Family on the passing of CRCA Executive Director Emeritus Patty Keating, on Monday, September 28, 2020, age 95.
Due to the pandemic, Patty’s burial was private last week with a memorial service to be scheduled in the future.
Patty worked with her husband Bill Keating managing the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association from 1969 until Bill’s death in 1977. She then assumed this role with the assistance of her son Tom, becoming one of the first female Executive Directors of construction contracting associations.
She greatly exceeded in this role with a keen eye for facilitating the association’s goals through relationship building and a great deal of hard work. She was highly respected by CRCA members and leadership during her 34-year tenure and was the heart of CRCA for many years.
Many CRCA members, past presidents, leaders and affiliated organizations can reflect on their own personal memories of Patty, from friendships developed over the years, some that spanned multiple generations of CRCA member families. She greatly valued these relationships and friendships in return.
CRCA has assembled a photo album to honor such a wonderful person. Take a moment to visit CRCA.org to check out this collection of photos of CRCA members with Patty over the years. We are thankful for all Patty did for CRCA – and all of us personally. We shall miss her greatly and keep her passion for CRCA in our hearts for generations to come.