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Richard V. Kelly

AGE: 89 • Tinton Falls

Richard V. Kelly, 89, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, died early Saturday, July 8, 2017, after battling cancer. He was lovingly cared for during his illness and is survived by his wife Elizabeth J. Kelly.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he graduated from Trenton High School. Mr. Kelly spent five years in the navy serving aboard the submarine the USS Pickerel as an electronic specialist.

He graduated from Lafayette College in 1959 with a degree in electrical engineering and later received a master's degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in management science.

In his early career he was employed by Electronics Associated Inc. (EAI) in Long Branch, New Jersey. He later spent time in California working for NASA, was on the original faculty when Brookdale Community College opened, and retired from the New Jersey Highway Authority.

Active in local politics, Mr. Kelly served time as a Middleton Township Committeeman and as deputy mayor under Robert Eckert.

Mr. Kelly was predeceased by his parents Joseph A. Kelly and Helen Kuhne Kelly, and his nine siblings. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, step-children and their spouses; his daughters Kim A. Kelly of Red Bank, NJ, Roberta M. Kelly of San Francisco, CA and his son, Joseph V. Kelly of Boise, ID; step-sons Anthony C. Stavola, Trenton, NJ, and Francis D. Stavola of Red Bank NJ; his grandchildren Jennifer M. Kelly, Shawn C. Kelly and step-grand-children Marisa, Natalie and Dominic Stavola of Red Bank, NJ and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 12th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 1 Phalanx in Colts Neck, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the VNA Health Group Hospice Program, 23 Main St, Suite D1, Holmdel NJ 07733. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 11, 2017
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