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“We've known Johnny's family for years and were on a trip to Europe with him while he was in high school. He was a friendly, outgong person and...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Matt & Jean Sheeleigh - Summit, NJ

“My condolences to John's entire family, especially to his mom. She raised a boy who could light up a whole room with his eyes and his smile. John's...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Lyric Wallwork Winik - MD

“Why do the good ones always seem to be taken prematurely! We miss you already John. Your mother and sisters should celebrate the life and memory of...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Camp Marks - Charlotte, NC

“Sally and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful children during this sad time. Please know we are thinking of you and all...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Dale and Madeline Marks - VA

“Dear Kelly Family, We are so sorry that John was called away so unexpectedly and way too soon. He was such a terrific person, a great co-worker...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Mandy Bauer & Ed van der Schans - NY

“To the Kelly Family, My heart and thoughts are with you. During his time at Checkfree, I had the good fortune to get to know John. It seemed he...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Jeremy Lepore - Bound Brook, NJ

“John Kelly, Jack Kelly, John Hempfield, Lisa Walker and I are the original band of "out" laws. We have had so much fun at the Walker parties and...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Baird - Old Greenwich, CT

“What a roommate. What a friend! What a father!!!!! Has anybody seen Kel's left eyebrow??? Ru Ra Raga Alpha Tau Omega ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Timothy - Bloomfield, NJ

“Sally, Our heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. We were so sad to hear about John. May God bless you and your children with his strenght...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Patsy & Bob Marks

“John was always fun and had a sweet disposition at the Camp Family reunions !!!! No telling how nice he was when under different circumstances !! I,...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lee Smith - Raleigh, NC

“Sally, Marie, Mary Fran, Irene & family- Donna and I were shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. I recently spoke with John and were...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Donna Moyer - NJ

“Kell- Many great memories of you my friend, especially busting chops w all the boys on the hoops team. you will be missed and I have so many fond...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Buckwald - Colts Neck, NJ

“To the Kelly Family: My heart and sympathy go out to you. I knew John from his days working at CheckFree. John was a wonderful person and a joy...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Liz Conklin - Bryn Mawr, PA

“Sally, Robbie, Willie and Helena,God...how much we love all of you! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you go through this difficult time....Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Lindsay Dzialo - Hampton, NH

“My heart is so heavy with sadness but I am so thankful that I was able to see John this past June for the Lincoln Elementary School reunion. We had...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Buffy Cave - Framingham, MA

“We don't feel like John will ever really be gone from us. He will live on through his family and through the wonderful memories we have and the...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Chris, Kate, Caitlyn and Becca Olive - NJ

“Dear Robert, Willie and Helena, Your Mom will be strong with you in the hard days coming up. I loved your Dad and we will all miss him. Everytime...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Toni Hamner - Vero Beach, FL

“We send our most sincere sympathy to John's mother Marie and the rest of his family. John's sudden passing at such young age is particularly sad and...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Matt and Joan Marcus - Barnegat, NJ

“Marie, Bryan & Family, You are in our prayers at this most difficult time. We were very saddened at the news and hope you take comfort that John...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: The Jenkins Family - Mendham, NJ

“RIP John. My heart and prayers go to you and your family. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Kit Lai - Chicago, IL

“To all of the Kellys, friends and family; John would want you to celebrate his life and continue enjoying his memory through his beautiful children....Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Gil Walker - Vero Beach, FL

“Sally and family, We are so sorry for your loss, we will be thinking about you all during this difficult time. Take strength from all your extended...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Scott and Jo Ann Trethaway - NC

“To all of John's family and friends, I am simply devatsated and heartbroken over the loss of John. I loved him like a brother. There are so...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Hendricks - Brick, NJ

“Dear Kelly Family, Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. We are so saddened to hear the devastating news. Michael and I spent a lot...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: The Kandravy's - Norwell, MA

“To All of the Kellys: We are all so saddened by Johnny's passing, and our hearts go out to you. This is such a tragic and unexpected loss. ...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: The Clarks - Basking Ridge, NJ

“Dear Kelly Family, We are completely shocked and saddened by John's death. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. John...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Crosbie - houston, TX

John Becker Kelly of Chatham died suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the age of 45. Born in Point Pleasant, John was raised in Summit and graduated from The Pingry School in 1983. He attended Muhlenberg College and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1989. After college he resided in the Boston area and later moved back to NJ, married in 1996 and moved to Chatham in 1998. John is survived by his wife Sally (Walker); children Robert Walker Kelly, William Crawley Kelly and Helena Becker Kelly; mother Marie (Becker) & her husband Bryan Robertson of Basking Ridge; sisters, Dr. Irene Kelly of Oakland, CA, and Mary Frances and her husband Yasin Faraji of Basking Ridge. John was predeceased by his father, Robert Alan Kelly. John was a Senior Business Consultant with SimCorp in NYC. Previously he worked for twelve years with CheckFree Investment Services. John's enthusiasm for people was contagious, as evident by his love for his children and family. He even made it a point to get to know his neighbors and kept in close touch with all of his friends. He was an avid sports fan, coaching soccer and baseball with his children. He excelled at baseball and was an All-Star punter while at Pingry. John was also an avid devotee of a wide variety of music styles and had a passion for discovering new musicians. Friends may call to the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Chatham on Saturday October 16 from 6-9pm and Sunday from 11-1pm& 6-9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent DePaul, Bebout Ave. Stirling, NJ on Monday October 18 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to John B. Kelly Children's Educational Fund 2010, c/o Henry Stifel, Morgan Stanley, 522 5th Avenue - 10th Floor NY, NY 10036, or the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A, Short Hills NJ 07078 or The Pingry School, The Office of Alumni and Development, P.O. Box 366 Martinsville, NJ 08836.

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