Daniel J. Keating III, the former executive director of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD), died on September 21. He was 70.
Prior to joining ABCD, Keating spent twelve years at Bancroft heading family services and governmental relations. He was responsible for running the residential and day care operations for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries.
Gov. Chris Christie appointed Keating to serve on the New Jersey Commission on Brian Injury Research.
Senate President Steve Sweeney issued a statement following Keating’s death.
“Individuals with disabilities lost a tireless advocate and pioneer this weekend. Dr. Keating spent a lifetime helping people with disabilities to achieve their potential and lead more fulfilling lives, and his contributions to our state will be felt for generations,” said Sweeney. “My heart is with his wife, Kathy; his daughter Karen; his son Philip and all of his family and loved ones. Thank you, Dan, for all your work, guidance and friendship over the years – rest in peace.”
Keating served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1977. He received his PhD from Temple University and served on the adjunct faculty at Drexel University and Camden County College.