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“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family at their time of loss. R.I.P Robert. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Marlena Gonzalez - Bakersfield, CA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Sandra Chaffee - Lakewood, OH

“So sorry to hear this. He was taken so young. Prayers to his family. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Paula Bokisa - Cleveland, OH

“So Sorry for your loss may God bless you and your family. I am a co-worker of Judi O'Leary at Cleveland Municipal Court. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Joyce Moore - Cleveland, OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Evette

“Worked with Robert at Ques for five months,he was always ready to help and man what a worker. I,m going to miss him calling me half time and Nick...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Don Hopp - Olmsted Twp., OH

“May God be with all of you in this time of sorrow ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Thomas ostromek - Brookpark, OH

“You helped me out in ways that you didn't know you did. I remember a basically good guy. Rest in peace, Robert. You've earned it. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Matthew Klinkovsky - CA

“We (the Zachea family) are very sad to learn about Robert's passing. Please know we will keep the family in our prayers and thoughts ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Jeanne Zachea - Las Vegas, NV

“Bob was an ole friend..a co-worker, a boss, and at one time , my landlord, was good knowing him, and was fun to be around. You will be missed! ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Robert Carper - Cleveland, OH

“Long time friend over the years.You surely will be missed. May God bless your family and give you all strength through these hardships. Will be...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Robert Carper - Cleveland, OH

“I met Kelty the same day I met my husband that was 35 years ago. He was sitting on the front porch of his parents house. He was always a wonderful...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Mechelle Carper - Cleveland, OH

“My deepest sympathies Julianne for you and the boys. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love, peace and hugs to all of you. R.I.P. Big Bob. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Liza Kotlarsic - Cincinnati, OH

“I have such fond memories of Robert as he attended our softball games to support JulieAnne & any team we played for, as teenagers. Many years later,...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Bess) Follen - OH

“Sorry for your loss❤ ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Tonya Emahiser - North Baltimore, OH

“May God comfort each of you during this very sad time. Rest in peace Robert no more struggles. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Ima Friend - OH

“Sorry for your loss. Robert was a great friend and a great guy. I will always remember meeting up with him at church during our teenage years. Great...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Ken Baumeister - Canton, MI

“Robert was always a clown in school. He knew how to make someone laugh when things weren't really right. I called him Rob once and he told me his...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Jay Meng - Cleveland, OH - Friend

“Julianne. This is Jim Mullen ( friend of your Dad Charley Russo. Deepest condolences on the death of Robert. I remember him well and am praying for...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Mullen - Bay Village, OH

“Rest In Peace my brother ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Phil Costanzo - Brunswick, OH

“Prayers forcomfort and peace of mind. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Pamala Rapier - Cleveland, OH

“We all gained an Angel. You'll be terribly missed, my friend. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Swenski - Parma, OH

“Very influential and forever memorable in my formative years.If nothing else,Robert always had my respect and adoration,and always made time to give...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Robert(Bobby) McLaughlin - FL

“Prayers to all who cherished Robert. May God comfort you and through the blood of Christ extend His mercy. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Michele DiQuattro - Rocky River, OH

“One of the important and influential people of my formative years.From one Robert to another,may we meet again someday.Peace to Jimmy,and the whole...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Robert (Bobby) McLaughlin - FL

“We met in 3rd grade and he was high energy, a math genius candy lover, and the most fun you could have in school. My most sincere condolences to the...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Marchese - Cleveland, OH


ROBERT KELTY age 54. Long Story, short… Big Bob was the "Jack of all Trades!" In one day-he could paint a house, plant a garden, fix a hole in the pool, stain the deck, tell 20 detailed stories and ride his bike 25 miles with time left to eat a whole gallon of ice cream!

He had a heart of gold, he lived for his 3 boys, he turned to God for guidance, he would drop what he was doing to help others all while fighting a number of demons for the majority of his life. He wanted nothing more than to lead a sober life and prove to everyone "he could do it". He was a compassionate and loving father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

Left on earth to mourn his absence is his former spouse and forever friend Julianne (nee Russo), sons Robert, Vincent and David. Siblings Sharon, Judy O'Leary (late Colm), Cindy (George), Jimmy (Laura Ann) and Dawn Plogger (Bobby). In laws, Mark, Rosalie, Michelle (Marty), Monica ("T"), Chip (Kathy), Honorable John J. Russo (Karen), Amy (Domenic) and Christa (Charlo). A host of nieces and nephews, cousins, sponsors and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.
Mass of Christian Burial, St. Colette Church, Monday October 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH BY 10:15 AM) Final Resting Place Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Sunday 1 – 5 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HIEGHTS, OH (West of I-71)

RUSSO - see KELTY NOTICE

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