Born in Westerleigh, Staten Island, on May 25, 1923, Kiefer graduated from Curtis High School. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he attended Wagner College, where he was a member of the Delta Nu fraternity. He graduated in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He moved to Princes Bay, Staten Island, in 1952 and lived there until 1970, when he relocated to Neptune, N.J. He settled in Lincroft, N.J., in 2001.
His career as president of Methods Research Corp, a marketing firm in Clifton, N.J., spanned more than 30 years. He retired in 1981.
Kiefer served as president of Staten Island’s South Shore Little League from 1958 to 1960.
He served on Wagner College’s Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1970.
He was a member of the Colts Neck (N.J.) Reformed Church and a former elder at Huguenot (S.I.) Reformed Church.
An avid golfer, Kiefer also enjoyed needlepoint. He loved square dancing with his wife. His favorite activity was spending time with his grandchildren, who were the center of his world; he relished attending their swim meets, softball and soccer games.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former H. Irene Swaim; three sons, Kris, Russell and Gregg; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by the Freeman Funeral Home, 47 E. Main St., Freehold, N.J. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. A memorial gathering and service will be announced at a later date and time and will be held at the Colts Neck Reformed Church. Interment will be private.