July 10, 1957 - January 8, 2017
Michael “Mike” Keliher, age 59, passed on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at his home. He was the beloved son of the late Daniel J. Keliher. Mike is survived by his mother, Phyllis J. Keliher of Roswell, GA; his wife, Kaye Keliher of Dallas, TX; his sisters Keli Davies (Mike) of Marietta, GA and Maureen Wade (John) of Stafford, VA. Mike was the attentive uncle to Brett Davies of Melbourne, Australia, Kathleen Jean-Pierre (Todd) of Nairobi, Kenya, Susan Davies of Atlanta, GA, Colleen Wade of Chicago, IL and Elizabeth and Dan Wade of Stafford, VA.
Mike was born July 10, 1957 in Tawas City, Michigan and raised in Bay Village, Ohio. Intelligent and ambitious, Mike held a BS in Accounting from Miami University in Oxford, OH, a Certified Public Accountant certification, a Juris Doctorate from University of Houston and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Mike was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Miami University and was a lifelong Michigan Wolverine fan. He moved to Texas to escape the cold Cleveland winters and enthusiastically embraced his adopted state. For 17 years, Mike was a successful litigation attorney for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP in both the Los Angeles and Dallas offices. Self-employed since 2005, Mike was a prolific financial writer, insightful investment consultant and tenacious internal auditor.
Along with his wife, Kaye, Mike was devoted to helping animals especially the 11 golden retriever rescue dogs they adopted over the years. His first golden retriever, Max, held a special place in his heart. Mike was a clever, witty man as well as being very kind and generous to family, friends and strangers alike.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Sunday, May, 21, 2017 at The University of Michigan League located at 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.
In lieu of flowers, Kaye is requesting that donations be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252