In Memory of




Obituary for Keegan Earl Fall

Keegan Earl Fall, 28, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Morgantown, WV, passed away after a bravely fought battle with Stage IV colon cancer on Thursday, September 14, 2023, in his home with his mother at his side.

Keegan was born on October 27, 1994, in Pittsburgh, a son of Denise Ruschell Fall and Phillip (Vicki) Fall.

Keegan was a graduate of Robert Morris University (Class of 2018), where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After college, Keegan began working with Northwest EMS as a paramedic. Keegan enjoyed the nature of the job as it was a perfect fit for his personality. He took helping others very seriously, it was a passion of his. He made everyone feel loved and cared for even if they were the patients he had just met.

Keegan loved traveling, both domestically and internationally. His spirit of adventure was abundant in everything Keegan did and these travels allowed him to experience that to the fullest. Keegan even spent a semester studying abroad in Ireland. He was a certified scuba diver and his love for the water could never keep him far from a lake or an ocean. Keegan went on to become certified in scuba search and rescue. Keegan loved being outdoors, whether he was boating on the water, playing sports or simply hanging out with his friends. His playful attitude and enormous heart made him such an easy person to be around and to love. Keegan’s adventurous nature was infectious and he truly loved carrying others along with him on his journey. A phrase which best exemplifies this spirit was often said about Keegan by his family, “Not all who wander are lost.” All enjoyed the journey with him.

Above all, there was nothing more important to Keegan than his family. They were his rock. Through every up and down they stood by him and cared for him. Keegan was the only one, out of the five grandchildren in his family, to stay in Pittsburgh. He was so proud to be the one tasked with representing the grandchildren at every family function or holiday. He would always bring friends along to these events as he was eager to share the love that he had for his family with others. After all, his family was full of his favorite people and Keegan wanted his friends to be included with them. Keegan had a special relationship with each member of his family. He was especially close to his parents, maternal grandparents and his built-in best friend, his younger brother Mack.

His mother became a caretaker to him this past year, and even though he was the patient, Keegan was always checking on her to make sure she was okay. Keegan’s grandparents were the two people that always gave him the biggest smile. They filled his heart with so much love, and he in turn filled theirs. Mack and Keegan were inseparable growing up and even to this day that remains true. If there was one thing everyone knew about Keegan it was how proud he was of his brother. Being a big brother was his favorite role in life and the one he was most proud of. He loved seeing Mack succeed in life and would have given anything to see him graduate the military training he is now completing in the Navy. He remains Mack’s biggest cheerleader to this day and forever more will be.

If there is one thing to take away from the short years of Keegan’s life. It is to live life like there is no tomorrow, and love as hard as you can. That is exactly what Keegan would want for everyone.

Surviving along with his parents, is his brother, Mack Fall, grandparents, Naomi and Albert Ruschell, aunts, Lisa (Craig) Austin, Natalie Ruschell, Mary Domonkos and Carol (Patrick) Fall-Frost, cousins, Kelsey (Zac) Teagarden, Hunter (Emily Henderson) Austin, Taylor (Matt Burghardt) Austin and Sara (Dann Olszewski) Stankiewicz, and his four-legged best friend, Koda.

A Celebration of Keegan’s Life will be held on November 25, 2023 from 12-4 p.m. at Julian's Catering and Banquet Facility, 78 W Maiden St, Washington, PA 15301. A Service will be held from 12:30-1 p.m. at Julian's Catering and Banquet Facility. Food and a Celebration will follow from 1-4 p.m. There is free parking behind, across the street and on the street of Julian's.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA (724-926-2800).

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the F C Cancer Foundation at or to the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 160485, Nashville, TN 37216