In Memoriam

EDWARD MICHAEL KELLY ’39

Memoriam-KellyEdward Michael Kelly ’39 of San Jose died on May 1. Honored with SCU’s Ignatian Award in 1992, he worked as a volunteer with the Athletic Department at SCU as the manager of ticket operations from 1981 to his last day. He credited his time with athletics for keeping him young. Due to his passion for the sport of tennis, he formed the Edward M. and Muriel E. Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund to assist SCU tennis athletes, and he threw out the first tennis ball at the opening of the Degheri Tennis Center. Kelly was born and raised in Salinas and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a staff sergeant in the finance department. He was employed by Pacific Gas & Electric for 42 years, retiring in 1981 as the manager of general services in San Jose; his concurrent service to the Salinas Rodeo spanned nearly 60 years. Jon Teel '12

Fall 2011

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1 Comment
  1. Jeff Christianson
    October 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Mr. Kelly was beyond a "Great Guy"... he was an inspiration. His service to Santa Clara is an amazing story. As a student from 1982-86, I was lucky enough to be hired by him to sell tickets, hand out flowers for a Mother's Day baseball game and also work as "security" (a very loose term for a tennis player, and not very effective when St. Mary's beat us in basketball one year). He always had encouraging words for me when I was both a player and a coach. In attending the re-union last week, I was very aware of his influence on the new Tennis Center and also that I wouldn't be able to see him there. Santa Clara promotes contribution and living lives of service; Mr. Kelly was a shining example.