John P. “Jack” Kelly
Kelly, John P. “Jack” (July 2, 2019) Beloved husband of Ann (nee Walker,) adoring father to Virginia, Philip Jr., and Henry. Loving son of Frances (nee Stuhlfauth) and the late Philip Kelly, brother of Stephen Kelly, Martha Kelly, Mary Kelly, Jean Freemont-Smith and Alice Kelly.
Jack was born in Eastchester, NY and attended Iona Prep and Eastchester High School, where he was class president his senior year. While there, he excelled in basketball, baseball, tennis, track and drama. Jack graduated from Iona College (85).
As a young man he caddied at Winged Foot Country Club proudly earning the caddie scholarship. He also earned the Citizens award from the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. Adding to his accomplishments and love of sports, he ran in the Boston Marathon, the NYC Marathon (twice), he rode in The Leadville Trail 100 race, in the ultimate high altitude extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. He also cycled in the L’Étape du Tour of the Tour de France, Mont Tourmalet. Jack’s zeal for travel took him to forty-nine states.
Jack’s love of sports enabled him to give back to the community sports programs. He coached his children and many others in the Fathers’ Club baseball and basketball leagues.
Over Jack’s lifetime, he was an active and enthusiastic volunteer in several organizations. He started with the Boys and Girls Club of NYC, served locally on the board of Friends of the Wissahickon and at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church as a lector and Sunday school teacher.
Travel was important to Ann and Jack in order to give their children a view of the world. Travels took them to Mexico, France, England, Italy and most recently Portugal and Spain.
Jack had an infectious sense of humor and gathered friends with his contagious energy. His mark is indelible.
Contributions in Jack’s name may be made to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 8000 St. Martins Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118 and the JCK Foundation 205 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. The foundation aims to empower generations to authentically address mental health. For further information visit the website at jckfoundation.org.
Anne , my prayers and thoughts are with you. I am so sorry.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry.
We just heard this very sad news. We thought highly of Jack and have many fond memories. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Ann, the children, and the wonderful extended Kelly family.
Rita B and Alan Z
Dear Ann, Virginia, Philip and Henry,
We are so sorry to hear about Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jack was a wonderful husband, father and friend. Please know that we are thinking of you. Love, Anne and Jay
We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Please know that you and the entire Kelly family are in our prayers. May you find comfort in the many loving, happy memories shared as family and friends gather to remember Jack. May you also find strength in the comfort of God’s loving embrace during this time. Diane & Jon Walheim and family
Ann & Family,
I’m so very sorry for the loss of Jack. He was truly a good man! Do savor your cherished and loving memories, and may he rest in peace.
My sincere condolences,
I met Jack & Anne at this years Perennial Fete garden party in June. They were such lovely people. I was deeply saddened when I heard of Jack’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss and want you to know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the wonderful memories of jack will bring you peace during this difficult time. Love you
Ann we are so sorry. Our deepest condolences.
Grant and Sal
I saw Norris in Princeton yesterday, and in passing regards, he mentioned your loss to which I express sympathy
Your husband seemed like a great man, befitting.
Wishing you the best and better yet in future