on October 2, 2013 - 5:38 PM
Dec. 25, 1922 - Sept. 28, 2013
Arthur J. Keroack Sr., a Navy veteran of World War II who founded National Electric Construction Co., died Saturday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 90.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Keroack served aboard the USS Tarawa during World War II and the Korean War. He attended electrician school while in the Navy and later was an apprentice with Wipperman and Mitchell electrical contractors in Buffalo.
Mr. Keroack was owner and president of National Electric Construction Co. in Buffalo, which he founded in 1981.
After retiring in 1997, he and his wife, the former Theresa Caligiuri, were seasonal residents of Sarasota, Fla.
A longtime resident of Buffalo, he also had a second home in Point Abino, Ont.
Mr. Keroack was a member of the Variety, Downtown Goodfellows and Buffalo Canoe clubs. He also had been president of the Point Abino Association. A Shriner, he was a member of Hiram Lodge 105, F&AM.
Mr. Keroack was a member of several business and charitable groups and had served as an electrical consultant under former Erie County Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins.
Additional survivors include a son, Arthur J. Jr.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.