Brendan Kenneth Kelly

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  • "Thank you to everyone who helped us Celebrate Brendan's..."
    - April Smith
  • "April & Family, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts..."
    - Janice Lobaugh
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Brendan Kenneth Kelly, 55, passed December 7, 2011. Brendan attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Brendan graduated in 1981 with majors in Computer Science and Business Administration. Brendan attended William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois.

In his lifetime, Brendan's occupations included developing real estate, serving as an Information Technology professional for the State of Alaska and the municipality of Juneau, Alaska, and running a charter fishing boat named "Top Deck" in Juneau, Alaska. Brendan always strived to help his fishing clients catch the "big one".

Brendan's favorite quote that testified to his character comes from Martin Luther King, "The only time you should look down on someone is when you are helping them up."

Brendan is survived by his son, Sean Brendan Kelly, his daughter Toni Marie Kelly, his parents Thomas and Kathleen Hoey and his brothers Tom and Robert Hoey.

Brendan was extremely proud of his son and daughter and their focus on education. Sean and Toni could always count on their father to help with homework, and to support and encourage them academically. Sean and Toni's "honor roll" history attest to Brendan's support. Sean is attending the University of Nevada – Reno and Toni is attending Juneau Douglas High School.

A party in "Celebration of Brendan's Life" will be held January 14th, 2012 starting at 3:00pm at the family's home located at 2160 Fritz Cove Road. Brendan Kelly and April Smith raised Sean and Toni at this family home and there are lots of fond memories that will be shared. Please bring a dish, pictures and stories to share.

Friends can post pictures and comments on Brendan's Facebook wall for all to share.

For information, contact April Smith (907) 723-8540.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 2012