Robert G. Kelly, Jr., 59, of Belford, passed away Thursday, January 27th, at Riverview Medical Center, after battling his fight with cancer. Robert was born in Plainfield, on March 5, 1962. He was raised in Union and lived there until settling in Belford 25 years ago. Bob worked in electrical maintenance at Benjamin Moore in Clifton, for over 30 years. In his spare time, Bob was an avid fisherman. He loved spending time on the water. He was a huge Jets fan and also cheered on the Yankees and Devils. Bob was a true patriot at heart and loved his country. He proudly displayed the American flag and other patriotic decorations in his yard and would be the first to tell you how much he loved " 'murica." He also had a soft spot in his heart for his dog Kate. Bob will fondly be remembered as devoted husband and father.
Robert is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helene Kelly and their daughter Brianna. He also leaves behind his mother, Elizabeth O'Grady, widow of John O'Grady, of Lakewood and 2 brothers: Steven (Debbie) of Jackson and Phil "PJ" (Lidia) of Brick along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Tuesday from 3 - 6 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A Funeral Service will conclude the evening around 5:30 pm and a private cremation will follow.
In Lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations to help offset medical and funeral expenses.
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