Cleveland, Ohio

Feb 23, 1915 – Aug 3, 2019 (Age 104)


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Age 104 1/2. Beloved husband of the late Frances E. (nee Lux) for over 65 years. Loving dad of Rosemary (Gary) Kelley, L. Patrick, James D., Ann Marie (Martin) Tarr, Daniel P. (Kate), Donald M. (Mary) (nee Corey) and Laurel (Rob) Duffy. Grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 17 and great great grandfather of 1. Dear brother of the late Msgr. Norman P. Uncle and great uncle of many. Before his passing on Saturday, Larry was the oldest living alumnus of St. Ignatius High School Class of 1932 and John Carroll University Class of 1936 and the oldest retired employee of NASA. He was also an attorney for 65 years. Larry was active in the Pioneers and the Boy Scouts as well as being a 68 year parishioner and Holy Name member of OLA. WW II U. S. Army Air Corps Major. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 9th, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church 3644 Rocky River Drive. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends at the DAVID MARTENS & SON FUNERAL HOME 4175 ROCKY RIVER DRIVE (between Lorain & Puritas) THURSDAY FROM 4-8 P.M. Contributions to OLA would be appreciated. Online condolences at 216 941 1772.

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Mr Kelley was a life long friend of my father Hank Erhardt. They attended both St Ignatius and John Carroll together. Our families fondest memory is his driving in a snow storm to John Carroll to purchase a JC tie for my father's wake. He once told me I had good taste in names as I also have a Jame D and Anne Marie. He was the last of a loyal group of lifelong friends. RIP Mr Kelley. You and the boys are all together once again.

Our family offers sympathy to the Kelley family on the loss of your father. He and our father Henry (Hank) Erhardt were good friends, both alumni of St. Ignatius and John Carroll. When our father died in February, 1999, Mr. Kelley arrived at our home with a large basket of candy and popcorn balls! He also drove through a snowstorm to the JCU Bookstore to purchase a JCU tie our father could wear at the wake! He is remembered very fondly by our family, affectionately referred to as Mister...

What a wonderful man Larry was! A great volunteer at John Carroll, he probably attended more John Carroll University events than any other alumni and he worked tirelessly for his alma mater. His alumni class notes were a model of elegant prose, Irish wit and charm. He loved the Jesuits and exemplified their "men for others" motto. God bless Larry. May he rest in peace.

The picture you chose of your Dad shows a man happy and content. How blessed you were to be able to share your lives with such a man. May God's love and your Dad's help you stay strong.

Love to you Duffy, and your whole family.

Duff, you and your whole beautiful family are in our prayers in your time of sorrow. Your Pop is home with his King.

As a former resident on Claire Avenue, Mr. Kelley was an inspiration. He lived a wonderful life and I know his neighbors will miss him. He was an institution on the street. May God bless him and prayers for his family.

Awesome Legacy! This gentleman was a hero and a leader.