At the Parsippany Democratic Committee’s 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Scholarship Lunch, Mr. Robert Keller was honored.
Bob actually started the St. Patrick’s Day Scholarship many years ago and used the luncheon to raise funds for scholarships to be given to two high school students in Parsippany each year. The Parsippany Democratic Committee continues this tradition today. The Committee is honoring Bob for this and for his many years of service to the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and the Parsippany Democratic Committee.
Bob has been an important member of the Parsippany-Troy Hills community for over 35 years. He serves on the Parsippany Democratic Executive Committee and is the liaison to the high schools for this scholarship award. Additionally, he has chaired the Parsippany Democratic Committee and served as treasurer for the Morris County Democratic Committee. Bob ran for Township Council in the 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000 and has served on the Planning Board since 1996.
In the wider community, Bob is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, presently serving as president of the Kiwanis Foundation, following his 2011-2012 year as president of the organization. He is a member of the Morris County Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group, and has been a District 3 volunteer fireman (Lake Parsippany) for over thirty years.
At Parsippany United Methodist Church, Bob has chaired the administrative council and serves as a lay leader. He is a certified lay speaker for the United Methodist Church.
Bob’s professional career includes work in sales at Proctor and Gamble, Hess and Shell Oil, and a writer at McGraw, finally in the position of executive editor at Platt’s Oilgram Price Report, a technical newsletter focused on the oil business. With a work career that started at age eleven, Bob has work experience at a paint and wallpaper store, at a funeral parlor and as a radio disc jockey.
A graduate of California State University, Bob grew up in the Pittsburgh area and has been married to his high school sweetheart, Connie, for 39 years. They raised two sons, Jonathan and Michael.
Those who know him value Bob for his warmth, his calm, his wisdom, and his perspective on local and national issues. The Parsippany community has gained immensely from this extensive participation.