Robert Lavern “Bob” Celeri

Robert Lavern “Bob” Celeri

Birth
Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California, USA
Death 9 Mar 1975 (aged 47)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section B
Memorial ID 53178724 · View Source
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Robert Lavern Celeri (June 1, 1927 - March, 9, 1975) is a former quarterback in the National Football League. He played 11 games for the New York Yanks in 1951 and 8 games for the Dallas Texans in 1952. Celeri quarterbacked the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen a minor pro team in the Ontario Rugby Football Union in Ontario, Canada from 1953 till the league folded (1959). He then went to Buffalo with his coach Harvey Johnson. Bob Celeri, born in Fort Bragg, California, on June 1, 1927, attended the University of California at Berkley and was named an All-American football star in 1948 and 1949. After playing for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Yankee's he was signed by the Hamilton Tigercats in 1953. He joined the K-W Dutchmen the following year as quarterback and kicker. From 1954-60 he guided the K-W Dutchmen to the Ontario Rugby Football League senior title each year. He was named the league's Most Valuable Player four times. Celeri was assistant coach of the K-W Dutchmen. He coached the Waterloo Lutheran University football team 1960-62 and the Junior Dutchmen team in 1963. He was personnel manager for General Springs Products for fourteen years, before moving to Buffalo in 1968. He died on March 9, 1975.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 2 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53178724
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lavern “Bob” Celeri (1 Jun 1927–9 Mar 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53178724, citing Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .