Deaths Death Notices
KELLY, Kenneth A., Jr., MD
KELLY - Kenneth A., Jr., Md Of Cary, NC, age 93, April 14, 2017 at Wake Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Patricia (Keenan) Kelly in 2012. He was
one of four children born to Kenneth and Madelon (Byrne) Kelly; brother to Charles (Jo-Ann) Kelly, the late Madelon Cole and the late Jane (Jerry) McCrone; proud father to Kenneth (Kathleen) Kelly, "Ducka" Kelly, Keenan (Linda) Kelly and Sean (Lora) Kelly; grandfather to Kenneth Kelly IV, Maddy Howey, Harrison Howey, Kate Kelly, Andrew Conroy, Kelly (Jason) Dixon, Jessica Kelly (Mike Read), Amy Kelly, Ethan Kelly, Sean Kelly Jr., Staci Columbus, Meghan Kelly, Evan Rodgers and Austin Kelly; great-grandfather of Aiden Dixon and Keegan Bethell. In his early years, Dr. Ken, as he was called by family and friends, attended PS 66 Elementary School in Buffalo. He graduated from Canisius High School, Notre Dame University and
The University of Buffalo Medical School. Dr. Kelly was the Lieutenant Commander of the YMS 76 Minesweeper
during WWII. He finished Medical School upon returning from the war. He practiced Medicine at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, where he had been Chief of Anesthesia. Later in his career, he practiced Medicine in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Kelly was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed sailing, tennis and golf. He was thrilled to have been Commodore of the prestigious North Shore Yacht Club. His special place was his home
in Fort Erie, Ontario. Dr. Ken's winter hobby was cabinetmaking. He was a man who was proud of his Irish Heritage. In his final years, Dr. Ken lived in a retirement community in North Carolina near daughter "Ducka" and youngest son Sean. He loved and enjoyed his extended family and talking about golf. He possessed a terrific sense of humor. A Celebration of Life will be held this summer at his home in Fort Erie. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. Dr. Ken is no longer with us, but he will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to the Alzheimer's Foundation, a cause he
supported for his late wife. May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm on you face.
May the rains fall soft
upon your fields
and, until we meet again,
may God hold you
in the palm of His Hand.