R. Bruce Keiner, 82, retired executive vice president of the National Bank of Washington, died May 10 at Sibley Memorial Hospital of complications after surgery for an ulcer.
Mr. Keiner, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Washington and was a lifelong resident of this area. He attended the old Business High School and went to work as a runner for the National Bank of Washington in 1917. He retired from the bank in 1971 after 54 years of service. Before becoming executive vice president, he had been assistant cashier, cashier and vice president.
He was a former president of the District Bankers Association, vice president of the American Bankers Association for the District of Columbia, a director of the Boys Clubs of Greater Washington, and chairman of the Municipal Finance Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade. He had been a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross and the old United Givers Fund.
Mr. Keiner also had been secretary of the Blue Ridge Rod and Gun Club near Harpers Ferry and a member of Columbia Country Club and the Optimist Club of Washington.
His wife, Miriam Draeger Keiner, died in 1974. He is survived by a son, R. Bruce Keiner Jr. of Washington; a sister, Elsa Keiner Ault of Wheaton, and two grandchildren.