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Passed away July 2, 2013 at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Keleher, son of Arthur Bernard Keleher and Marion Mansfield Keleher, was born February 19, 1932 in Garden City, Long Island, New York. After graduating from Vermont Academy and Dartmouth College, Mr. Keleher served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1959 and retired with the rank of captain.
Mr. Keleher began his 43 year career at Frank Parsons Paper Company in 1961 as a salesman. He saw the local Washington company through expansion into multiple states and retired as Chief Executive Officer in 2004. He served on the National Paper Trade Association Board for 5 years and as its President for two years. An avid hunter, and fisherman, Mr. Keleher also enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. A member of the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review of the Old and Historic District for over twenty years, he was also a member of the Belle Haven Country Club, the Small Point Club of Phippsburg, Maine, the Yale Club of New York City, the Old Dominion Boat Club and the Rotary Club of Alexandria.
He married Murney Tyler of Waterville, New York in 1958. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Kimberly Keleher of Alexandria, Leslie Harris of Greenwich, CT, Sue Ann Kane of Wilmington Delaware, and Michael Keleher of Reisterstown, Md. Mr. Keleher also leaves four grandchildren, his brother Bernard Keleher of Atlanta, GA, and his sister Sally Goodwin of Dunedin, FL.
A private reception will be held at the Belle Haven club on July 13 to honor the memory of Mr. Keleher. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Alexandria, Virginia, 228 South Pitt Street, 22314, (703) 549-3312.

Published in The Washington Post on July 3, 2013
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