Robert Kelleher

Obituary of Robert F. Kelleher

Robert F. Kelleher died at age 73 on September 27, 2019 in his home at Signal Hill, CA. 

Born in Bethlehem, PA, Bob has lived in California since 1981. Upon his death, he was surrounded by those he loved and who loved him and who had cared for him throughout his courageous fight against cancer and heart failure. 

Bob graduated from Clarks Summit-Abington Heights High School in 1964. Bob obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA in Health Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and a J.D. From Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. He has been employed as an Assistant Administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia, attorney with Garofalo and Fortune Law firm in San Francisco, the Administrator and COO of Harbour View Adolescent Mental Health Center in Long Beach, CA, the Director of Accreditation Services for CA Alliance of Child and Family Services, the Director of Quality and Compliance for Stars Behavioral Health Group and completed his work life as an Expert Witness across the USA for Group Homes, Foster Family Agencies and Mental Health Programs. 

Those who know Bob will remember his desire to help others, his pleasure to have dinner parties, and his fun to travel. He enjoyed life unto his very end. 

Bob is survived by his sister, Patricia Ann Kelleher, Pittsburgh and Joan Kathryn Smargiassi, along with her husband Gene, Eynon.

A memorial service will be held in Long Beach, CA and burial in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, in his family’s plot. Funeral Services are private per wishes of his family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home. 

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