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Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN

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Robert F. Kelty

14 avril 194722 août 2011

Robert F. Kelty, 64, died in his home. He was surrounded by his loving family when the Lord called Bob to Him. Born in New Haven, IN, on April 14, 1947, he graduated with Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis, and two Master’s degrees from Indiana University. He was in progress for a Ph.D. from Indiana State University and all of his degrees were in Education or Educational Administration. Bob served the Dioceses of Ft. Wayne/South Bend for 25 years as a teacher and administrator at St. Joseph’s on Brooklyn Ave., St. John’s in New Haven, St. Therese in Waynedale, St. John’s in Ft. Wayne, and St. Aloysius’ in Yoder, where he was awarded the Principal’s Light of Learning Award. He also served several years as the treasurer of the principals’ association. Bob was also an American Culinary Federation certified culinary educator, one of only a few in the state of Indiana. Chef Bob served as adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech Community College in the Culinary Arts department beginning in 1985, and in 2000, accepted the position as Dean of the School of Education and Public and Social Services at Ivy Tech, overseeing the programs of Culinary Arts, Library Technical Assistant, Criminal Justice, Public Safety/Fire Science, Human Services, Paralegal Studies, Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. He was involved on the institution of the Educational Partners’ Group to design the curriculum for the Northeast Public Safety Academy and the institution of the Crossroads program, a partnership between Ivy Tech and IPFW to assist students in achieving a Bachelor’s degree. Bob touched the lives of his students through his mentoring in the U.S. Department of Education TRiO program. He retired from this position after 11 years. Bob also served as assistant scholarship chair for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was a judge at the annual Gingerbread House Festival at the History Center. He was a First Degree Knights of Columbus. Also, he was treasurer for the Winchester Ridge Neighborhood Association. Bob’s passions for life were teaching, learning, baking, chocolate and his granddaughters. He remembered by his students as being full wisdom and epic one liners, as well as being easy to get off subject. Preceding him in death are his parents, Edward and Loretta (Putman) Kelty, his father-in-law Marvin Landin, and his twin sons Geoff and David. He is survived by his loving wife and partner Marvene (Landin); his children, Greg and his wife Christine, Rebecca, Geoffrey and Mary Beth; his granddaughters, Jordan and Lyla; his mother-in-law Betty (Herber) Landin; and his siblings, Louise (Steven) Hartman, Joseph (Ellen), Julie(Ron) Weaver, James, Dr. Richard (Sandra), Mary Ellen (Daniel) Granahan, Laura (Edward) Scherschel , Daniel, John (Christine), David, Dr. Gerald (Sue), and Stephen; nieces, nephews and godchildren. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30am Friday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church on State Blvd. and Randallia St. An open viewing will precede the funeral Mass one hour prior. The Mass will be officiated by Fr. Tom Shoemaker, Fr. Dan Durkin and Fr. Glenn Kohrman. Visitation is 1-4 and 6-9 pm Thursday at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton, Winchester Rd. Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd. Chapel. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are to Masses at Sacred Heart and St. Jude Catholic Churches, Visiting Nurse and Hospice, CaringBridge.org, and the Robert F. Kelty Scholarship fund for Culinary Foreign Study. www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation

    jeudi, 25 août , 2011

  • Visitation

    jeudi, 25 août , 2011

  • Visitation

    vendredi, 26 août , 2011

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    vendredi, 26 août , 2011

Souvenirs

Robert F. Kelty

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Jenni Elser

13 septembre , 2011

Chef Bob was one of my favorite teachers at Ivy Tech. He would always answer any questions we had, no matter how many times we asked the same question and no matter how stupid of a question. He taught me a lot about cake decorating. He was a great and funny man and will be greatly missed.

Kris Ohneck

29 août , 2011

Bob was an amazing man. He made life seem so much fun even in the hat of conflict and change. He was an inspiration for me and many others by seriving at Ivy Tech in so many capacities. May God bless you and your family and friends at this time of grief.

27 août , 2011

Mr. Kelty was one of my teachers at St. John the Baptist in New Haven. He will be remembered by many for the wonderful person he is. Our prayers are with you. Mary (Police) Tuttle

Mark Evans

26 août , 2011

I am a former neighbor of Bob's and always enjoyed our curbside talks.
He often inspired me by how hard he worked at the college, for the neighborhood association and at home. He and Marvine spent many hours in the yard and garden and I was very fortunate to have such a lovely view from across the street. I will also have fond memories of the Holidays as because of the beautiful decorations and lighting he would display for all to see. I offer condolences to the Kelty family and my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grief and loss.
God bless you all,
Mark Evans

Alice Luebke

26 août , 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Shana Neuenschwander

26 août , 2011

Chef Bob was an amazing teacher! He taught all of us baking students the essential skills of making bread, baking pies, decorating cakes, and much, much more. However, one of the most important lessons I learned from him was that of giving time to others. Chef Bob always had time for us, no matter what he was doing. He patiently answered all of our questions and always had something to teach us. Chef Bob's cake decorating knowledge was inspiring! I truly appreciate how he could decorate backwards, to help the left-handed students know how to properly decorate in a way that was comfortable for us. Chef Bob truly knew how to bring out the best in his students. His legacy will live on in the lives he touched.

Jimm Schlup

26 août , 2011

Chef Bob was awesome. He made the most difficult cake decorating look so effortless. Once for the annual banquet at Ivy Tech we students had to help make roses out of butter. He told me mine looked like they were run over by a car. But he laughed as he said it and I admit they did. He used humor all the time.
Even after I graduated and had a question about something he taught me but I had forgotten he would answer it. Like a father gently reminding his child. And he would always add humor with the answer. He will be greatly missed.

Joan Heise

25 août , 2011

To our good friend and colleague, Bob.
May we remember :
the sound of your voice,
the fun of your laugh,
the sight of your smile,
and the legacy of your life and work.

You are deeply missed.

Jan Myers

25 août , 2011

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim Becker

25 août , 2011

Bob was a genuine gentleman. An honest man who always had a story with a lesson that left you with a smile on your face. We'll miss you, Bob.

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