​Robert Joseph “Bob” Keller



Robert Joseph “Bob” Keller, 82, of Wake Forest, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Hock Family Pavilion. He was born on March 19, 1934 in Cleveland, OH to the late Edwin J. Keller and Mary “Mayme” Gibbons Keller. Mr. Keller was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Philips Healthcare after 40 years of service. Bob also was an avid lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 o’clock, Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 600 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC. Friends visited with the family immediately following the service at the church. A celebration of Bob’s life will also be held in Cleveland, Ohio at a later date.

Mr. Keller is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edythe “Edy” Giblin Keller; children, Connie Zupancic & husband Robert of Wake Forest, Karen Gilbert & husband Bill of Wake Forest and Tom Keller & wife Debbie of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Kelly Andreas (Mike), Jim Zupancic (Chris), Eric Zupancic (Robyn), Lindsey Zeleny (Victor), Lauren Ritzert (Jen), Jesseca Keller, Ally Keller and Holly Keller; great-grandchildren, Kara and Henry. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Byrnett and brother, Edwin Keller.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560.

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400