Michael O. Kelleher

Michael O. Kelleher, 57 years of West Toledo passed away on his 22nd wedding anniversary early Saturday morning, July 18, 2009, at Regency Hospital with his wife at his side. A 1969 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, Mike played football a year for the University of Kentucky. In July of 1971 Mike was injured in an auto accident that left him severely paralyzed. One of his 1st jobs after the accident was with the H.P. Streicher Company. Mike continued toward his goal of a college degree finishing with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toledo in 1984. In the late 1970s Mike owned the Red Dog Saloon in West Toledo. For many years he was an inventory control specialist at Bauer-Wenner auto industrial supply company. Mike's family is so appreciative to his St. Francis "Red Dog" friends for their loving support through the years. He loved taking "rolls" through his neighborhood with his dogs. His ability to "live in the present" was an inspiration and example to all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. John C. Kelleher Sr. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah; mother, Rose Mary Kelleher; brothers, Dr. John (Cindy) Kelleher Jr., Robert (Patti) Kelleher, Kevin Kelleher, David (Terri) Kelleher; sisters, Kathy (Joe) Scalzo, Mary (Doug) Arnold, Krissy (Kevin) Wong and Rosemary (Brooks) Albery along with many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road Tuesday 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin Wednesday in the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at Gesu Church beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. Please view and sign the "on-line" guest register at www.CoyleFuneralHome.com Memorials may take the form of a contribution to St. Francis de Sales High School.

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