Bob Kelty, 87

Korean War Vet, former State's attorney

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

Robert K. "Bob" Kelty, 87, of Oak Park, died peacefully on Sept. 15, 2019. A Korean War veteran and former Cook County State's attorney, he had a private law practice in Chicago for over 25 years and retired early in order to devote his time to reviewing death penalty cases. 

His greatest passion was service to others, volunteering at a homeless shelter, tutoring elementary students and adults in reading and math, and working each summer at the SHARE Foundation Summer Camp Program for other-abled adults in LaPorte, Indiana — even enlisting his friends and grandchildren to join him. He also enjoyed the beach, bicycling, and tennis. 

 Bob Kelty was the husband of the late Patricia (née Matimore); the father of Robert (Andrea), Anne (Timothy) Sullivan and Beth (Dale) Angus; the grandfather of Jacquie (Jon), Max (Maddie), Kayla, Kelty and Hayley; and the brother of Mary Strudeman and the late Jack Kelty. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at Oak Park's St. Edmund Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SHARE Foundation with Handicapped Inc., P.O. Box 400 in Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371 or www.sharefoundation.org. 

Arrangements were handled by Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home.

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and RiverForest.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad