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Frank Kelleher


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
FRANK ANTHONY KELLEHER

Today Frank would be 94, but he went home to our Lord on May 20, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather.

Frank was fun to be with. He loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed learning and seeing new things. We will always remember his kind caring heart, love of life and adventure. He loved his wife Eris, family and friends very much. He always enjoyed having friends over for bridge or a party. Travel and seeing the world was something he learned during his military service. He and Eris traveled and visited most countries in the world. He was always ready for a new adventure. Frank's poker buddies were very important to him. They had a long and treasured friendship.

Frank was born January 27, 1924 to Thomas and Mary Kelleher in Portland, Oregon, the youngest of 5 children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon and San Diego, California.

Frank was a proud WWII Veteran. He served with the Army Air Corp as a parachute rigger. He was stationed in Oxford, England and after DDay his unit was the first to liberate Chartes, France. He was also in Paris the day it was liberated. He participated in the following campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Southern France, Ardennes and Rome Arno.

When he returned from the war he met his life-long love Eris at a church dance. They were great dancers. They were married in 1948.

Frank was the assistant budget director for Hunt Foods when he realized his life-long dream to own his own business. He opened his first Shakey's Pizza Parlor in 1965 with his business partner. He loved running the Restaurant.

Frank was predeceased by his wife Eris, in 2015. Frank is survived by his three children, Sharon Wilson (Scott), Stacey Kelleher, and Stephen Kelleher (Crisel); three grandchildren, Brett Wilson (Monica), Anne-Marie Dunaway (Scott) and Cerina Kelleher; five great grandchildren, Lucinne and William Dunaway, Alexander, Estela and Jacqueline Wilson; plus friends, Bob Fichter, Rosemary Nunn and several nieces and nephews. He is buried next to his wife Eris, at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Frank will be deeply missed.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 27, 2018
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