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James Michael Kelly


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
James Michael Kelly Obituary
July 13, 1929 - December 7, 2015 Jim passed away in his sleep from complications of Lewe Body Dementia in Thousand Oaks, Ca. He graduated from Dorsey High School in 1948 where he lettered in football & baseball. He was an avid skier and golfer. He also served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He established J. M. Kelly Electric, Inc. in 1961 & was a respected electrical contractor for 45 years. Jim was predeceased by his parents, his brother Joe & Olive Ann, the mother of his two children, who survive him. Donna (Greg Elowe), son David (Kris) & grandson Rhys James. He is survived by his wife, friend & loving caregiver Marilyn. He will be sadly missed by his step children Steve Hankins(Tina) & Linda Thompson (Steve) and adoring step grandchildren Stephanie, Brian, Jennifer, Laura, Kevin, Katie, Kevin, Michael & Alex & step great grandson Marc Anthony. Jim is also survived by his sister Pat Gamble (Don) & brothers Bill (Judy), Robert, Richard, John (Gail) & numerous nieces & nephews. Jim was a kind, handsome, funny, gentlemen whose generosity knew no bounds. A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers who helped this year. Burial will be private & there will be a Celebration of His Life in January. In lieu of flowers contributions in Jim's memory to @ 225 N. Michigan Ave. 17th. floor, Chicago, Il 60601 would be appreciated.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2015
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