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September 6, 1919 - February 3, 2018
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Robert (Bob) Francis Killeen, age 98 and a lifelong Scranton resident, died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton, after an illness.
Born on September 6, 1919, and son of the late Thomas and Nora Miller Killeen, Bob was a graduate of the former St. Patrick’s High School in West Scranton. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in French from the University of Scranton, Bob proudly served in the Army during WWII as a specialist in military intelligence before his honorable discharge in 1945. His brave contribution to the war earned him the Good Conduct Medal; and the American Defense Service, European-African and Middle Eastern Service Ribbons.
Upon his return home, Bob then received his Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Scranton.
After working for the V.A. Medical Center in Wilkes, he began a long career with the Social Security Administration, retiring as a Supervisor. Of Roman Catholic faith, he was also a faithful pillar of St. Patrick’s Church Parish.
Bob will long be remembered for his smile, always happy and fun-loving. He was well-educated (speaking French and Latin), loved sports (a baseball fan, but above all loved Dallas Cowboy football) and really enjoyed playing golf, regularly playing in the Summit Hills golf league. Passing away peacefully Saturday afternoon, he will be forever missed by his adoring family.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Joan Killeen of Scranton; nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and his darling great-great niece, Jane Beyer Dippell, who gave Bob so much joy.
Siblings, Mary Farry, Thomas and Joseph Killeen; and a nephew, Joey Killeen, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the 8th floor staff of Regional Hospital; Dr. Anees Fogley and his office staff; and the entire staff of St. Mary’s Villa, for the collective compassion and kindness Bob received while under their care.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Friday at 11:15AM from the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 12:00PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor. Burial, with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard, will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00AM until services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, New York, 10018.