John Timothy Keliher, Jr. died suddenly Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Life Care
Center in Andover, Kansas of dementia. He was born on September 1, 1942 to
John Timothy Keliher and Mary Louise Monks Keliher in Williamsport,
He has one sister, Katherine Albertini of Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.
As a young child he spent most of his summers in Eagles Mere swimming and
having fun. He attended Susquehanna Camp when he was older where he
received the trophy for most improvement rider. He loved horses and had them
when he was married. He also loved to sail. He had the first Sunfish boat in
Eagles Mere. When they had their first Regatta, John won the first-place trophy.
He and Jane sailed on Conneaut Lake and in the Chesapeake many times. He took
the Conneaut Lake Yacht Youth Club to Eagles Mere where they won first- place.
His daughter was thrilled.
He attended The Collage of Emporia, in Emporia, Kansas and received a business
degree. He was a Military Police in Stuttgart, Germany during the Vietnam War.
John married Jane Roberts of Newton, Kansas on August 10, 1968 and they had 54
years of wonderful married life. They had one daughter, Jennifer. She and her
husband, Kenny Kester gave John two beautiful granddaughter, Sarah Morgan
Kester and Sage Marie Kester. John adored and loved these girls. He had great
fun with them. They will miss him. In addition, he is survived by a niece, Beth
Albertini Schetroma (Frank) and nephew Bill Albertini (Tracy Anderson).
John ran the family business, J. T. Keliher Inc. He then worked for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as District Manager in Meadville, PA. In 1997, they moved to Newton, Kansas and he went to work for Kansas Department of Transportation as a Safety Inspector. He retired in 2005 and just enjoyed his family.
John was a fun-loving person, liked people and will be missed by his friends and
A Memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph the worker Parish on May 30th at 10 am.
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