The campus community mourns the passing of Robert “Rob” Kaleta, 46, who died on Friday, March 10. Rob joined Bucknell and the L&IT Enterprise Systems (ES) team in late 2013 as the administrator of our Banner Applications. He was quickly promoted to an Assistant Director role with expanded responsibility for the team that supports the daily operations of some of our most critical systems.
Rob was born April 22, 1970, in Ashland, a son of Robert John and Diane (Shuey) Kaleta, of Ranshaw. On Sept. 10, 1994, in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Shamokin, he married the former Kelle Miller who survives.
Rob was a 1988 graduate of Shamokin Area High School and a 1992 graduate of Shippensburg University.
Rob was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Shamokin.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Quentin and Justin Kaleta, at home; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bill Kramer, of Gowen City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Mary Miller, of Sunbury; and two nephews and one niece, Hayden, Korbin and Kamryn Kramer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 117 N. Eighth Street, Shamokin, with the Rev. David Spotts officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor Rob’s memory may be made to any Service 1st Federal Credit Union for the benefit of his children.
Arrangements are by the Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Streets, Shamokin.
Members of the Bucknell Community are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.
On behalf of the entire Bucknell community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Rob’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell.
John C. Bravman