CARIBOU – Rogis Keaton, 83, died Feb. 18, 2010, in Bangor. He was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Caribou, the son of Alonzo and Edith (Jandreau) Keaton Sr. He was educated in the St. John and Caribou school systems. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Rogis was a firefighter for Caribou Fire Department for 17 years. He was also employed at Caribou Water Co. for 11 years and was a custodian at Caribou Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a life member of Lister-Knowlton Post No. 9389 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Rogis founded Boy Scout Troop 184 in 1962, was a Scoutmaster for nine years and was a committee member for a number of years. Rogis was a loving and devoted husband and father to his family. He married Lillian (Pelletier) Keaton, June 17, 1948. Surviving in addition to his wife of Caribou, are three sons and daughters-in-law, Vaughn and Brenda Keaton, David and Vicki Keaton, all of Caribou, and Ronald and Carol Keaton of Dover, N.H: two daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Steve Luzzi of Hampden and Donna and Fred Everitt of Fort Fairfield; two brothers, Hubert Keaton and his wife, Marlene, of Caribou and Dana Keaton and his wife, Julie, of East Hampton, Mass.; three sisters, Nina Laychak and her husband, Fran, of Trumball, Conn., Omerine Lacombe and her husband, Lionel, of Mattawamkeag, and Glenice Cote and her husband, Wilford, of Caribou; his grandchildren, Ben Keaton of New Jersey, Kevin Keaton of Caribou, Heather and Chelsea Keaton of Dover, Jay and Desi Luzzi of Presque Isle, Frederick, Nicole and Sonia Everitt of Fort Fairfield, and Emily and Katie Keaton of Caribou; nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Alonzo Keaton Jr. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, with military services being held 6 p.m. by the officers and members of the VFW. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Aaron Damboise, associate pastor, officiating in a Mass of Christian burial. Spring interment will take place at Old Holy Rosary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to contribute to the new scout building, for a memorial in honor of Rogis, care of Caribou Friends of Scouting, P.O. Box 315, Caribou, ME 04736. Envelopes may be obtained through the funeral home. For online register, please go to