Judith Keyserling, marketing executive, sister of Beaufort mayor, dies

pdonohue@beaufortgazette.comFebruary 11, 2012 

Judith Keyserling, a distinguished marketing professional and sister of Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, died Saturday, according to her family.

Keyserling, 66, died under hospice care at her home in Beaufort after a 13-month-long battle with cancer, said Billy Keyserling.

"We're just glad that she's comfortable now," he said.

Judith Keyserling was the first child of the late Dr. Herbert Keyserling and the late Harriet Keyserling, and was educated in several public schools in Beaufort, as well as the Cambridge School of Weston, Mass., according to her obituary.

She earned degrees from Sweetbriar College, the University of Massachusetts and George Washington University, the obituary said.

Keysering worked as a marketing, public relations and fundraising executive, and was the founder and principal of Keyserling+associates, a marketing firm with offices in Beaufort and Washington, D.C.

Some of her clients included Target, Verizon, Gucci and Harley Davidson, according to her obituary.

Keyserling worked for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Washington Ballet and the Milwaukee Symphony before founding her public relations firm, the obituary said.

Keyserling will be buried Monday following a private graveside service in Beth Israel Cemetery, Billy Keyserling said.

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