I am Kelly's oldest brother. We only saw each other about once a year, maybe if I was in So Cal or Kelly was in Central AZ. After Kelly's passing, I came to San Diego with Anthony Wier, another brother, to take care of business. I just now read all the entries here. After the first two or three, I am crying like a baby. Unlike Kelly, I am not a people person. However, I would like to thank each and every poster for the kind words about Kelly, he was a good kid.
Kelly was my special friend at Pace-TV, where he was learning television production. I truly miss him... We attended a few events together and had planned more. So sad.....
Hi my name is Holiday Bob DeMazeliere I am in deep shock about Kelly,as most of you know he was one of my closes friends for the past 8 years we have had great road trips all over the country.we were planning a trip up north next month.I just had another brain surgery and was unable to get in touch with him,now I know why.
Kelly here you were worried about me and now I have lost you.You were like a brother.I love you and always will. YOUR PAL HOLIDAY.
I met Kelly in or around Sep 2005, my husband and I went on many rides with him and the SCRC. May God bless him and the family!
Kelly and I had some mutual riding friends and I finally got to meet him at The Parade of Lights in Havasu last December. We hit it off right away and spent the evening in the hotel parking lot drinking and talking bikes. My next ride with him will have to wait. He will be missed...RIP Kelly
Kelly and I met at a gas station one day and began talking about motorcycles. Back then he was riding a smaller cruiser. He joined the club I rode with and was a respected member of our group. He was soft spoken, not a man of many words. His sense of humor was sly, he'd bait you then wait for you to get his meaning which was usually deeper than just the words spoken. He was not a stranger to my home and when he became First Officer of our club it was with great pride that he took over the reins. Most recently we met for lunch by his Cal Trans office, he enjoyed Mexican food and a combination plate was his usual order. He was always talking about getting his condo "in order". Kelly. my friend, you lived life on your terms and you shared it with many. I guess I'll stop looking for your gold "Wing" on the road like I usually do. Hope you find a warm place to rest and your friends will think about how nice you were to us. I'll miss you K-Man.
I met Kelly through riding. We had many conversations about all of his interesting rides and hobbies. I feel so lucky that I got to meet him for lunch just a couple months ago and hear how much he had been enjoying his retirement. I am very sad that he's gone. He still had so many things he wanted to do. But boy, did he enjoy life while he was here. RIP Kelly! My condolences to the family.
I had the privilege of working with Kelly at San Diego County field surveys. Never really got to know him well as he was an 'office puke' and I worked in the field. Always said 'Greetings' in the morning. Sad to hear about nice guys passing early.
This picture is appropriate because when Kelly would visit, the car would come out, and his bike would come in. We would sit in the garage, drink beer, and discuss psychology and philosophy. When I was in San Diego, we would have breakfast at the Waffle Spot and talk bikes. As advanced of a rider that he was, he never preached. Not once. Kelly would have been a great professor. He was very smart. Loved bridges and knew a lot about their design. Polite to a fault. As others have mentioned, a great photographer. The bay area was only a stop for Kelly on his way to another adventure. I would usually ride out with him fifty miles or so, shake hands, and he would be on his way. Take care Kelly. My thoughts are with you.
I rode with Kelly in the southern cruisers. He loved to ride and safety always came first. I remember when he purchased his Kawasaki Vulcan nomad. Within four days he had already put over thousand miles on the bike and been to the Grand Canyon. He talked me into purchasing my Vulcan Nomad. And a few years later he purchased Goldwing. He was a great man and will definitely be missed. RIP
I worked at Caltrans with Kelly. I remember him as a wonderful guy with a beautiful smile and great attitude. He was always ready to step up, help out and do a great job. He will be missed by many.
Kelly was a really great guy, he was always showing me pictures from his travels and always took time to chat. It was such a shock to me to learn of his death. The world is a sadder place because of it.
Kelly and I worked together for over 10 years and stayed in touch after he retired. I loved to hear about his travels, enjoyed his corky sense of humor and admired that he made a point to do the things he loved to do. He will be truly missed.
Kelly was a "stand up" guy and a class act to work with. First ballot "Hall of Fame" here at Caltrans.
Kelly was my buddy, and he will be greatly missed. I enjoyed working in the neighboring cubicle and talking during our breaks. He always had something interesting to talk about and a story to tell you. He would laugh at his own jokes, and he loved to travel. He would always be planning his next getaway or adventure. He was a good man and a good friend, I will miss you Kelly
Kelly was a good friend a great co-worker who will be missed. He really enjoyed being on the road and traveling. I will always remember his smile and friendship.
Our deepest condolences. May the wind always be at your back and the road never end.
Kelly, I will miss seeing you around on the MTF. I just wish we could have met in person. I hope you are enjoying your road now, pick out some good spots for when I come up.
Kelly has always held a special place in my heart and now there is a hole there. He did so much for me and I learned so much from him. We shared so much and my memories are rich. I will always miss him and will never forget him. I can't believe you are gone.
Kman will be missed, He was a good MC buddy, Road several times with him with Southern Cruisers
He continued to contribute to the Southern Cruisers and joined the different Chapters for various rides.
Always a friendly and supportive member. He loved riding and was the envy of many of us. RIP "KMAN"
Missing you Kelly. We met only once, had breakfast and rode hiway 25 to the Pinnacles. We both had six cylinder Hondas, were both Gold members and were the same age. Was looking forward to riding with you again. Now your tree lined two lanes are endless. Ride on! CBXIntruder, Terry
Enjoy your new ride Kelly!
Kelly was a friend to many and a valued member of our Motorcycle Tourer's Forum (MTF) family. He was an accomplished rider and photographer, and shared his stories, knowledge and photos. We will miss Kelly....
Kelly was a man who was always "going for it". Whether it was trying out for a role with his fine singing voice in a community play, or doing a wheelie with his Gold Wing, he was just never content to sit on the sidelines. Before he bought his own bike, we enjoyed renting Harlies and touring San Diego backcountry highways.
A world traveler, it was fascinating to hear his tales of people/places he visited off the beaten track. He was more interested in finding native cultures than tourist "hot spots".
My family and I will sure miss him.
Kelly was a very nice guy and took great photographs of his travels. We will miss his contributions to the Motorcycle Touring Forum.