John C. Kelleher III ’93 MD’07, 49, died January 26. Born in Dallas, he graduated from Brown with a concentration in art history and East Asian studies, studied abroad in Nagoya, Japan, and was fluent in Japanese. He returned to Brown for medical school and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Kelleher was completing psychoanalytic training at The New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles when he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He was known for his kindness and compassion, and ability to treat difficult patients. His patients called him their friend.
He is survived by his husband, Greg Okin; their daughter; his parents; and three siblings. In lieu of f lowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Amarillo Little Theater, Heal the City Free Clinic of Amarillo, or a charity of your choice.