Patrick R. Kelly
August 18, 1931 –Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Patrick R. Kelly, 91, of Noblesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 in Noblesville. He was born on August 18, 1931 to Robert and Ann (McDonald) Kelly in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pat proudly served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War in the 538th ordinance. He attended Elder High School, an all boys Catholic school, where he played football and baseball. Pat attended Xavier University. He received a baseball scholarship to Butler University and played minor league ball for the Cincinnati Reds.
He worked for W.I.F.E. radio where he was instrumental in the sales department then became general manager, and was honored to be part of “W.I.F.E. Good Guys”. Pat enjoyed many trips around the US and other countries with his wife. He liked spending hours on the golf course, playing racquetball, and was a big Colts and Notre Dame football fan. Pat has been a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church since 1976 and was a former 4th degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was a very funny guy and liked to make people laugh. Pat will be missed by his family and friends but his character and stories will live on forever.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years wife, Janet Kelly; children, Mark (Jennifer) Kelly, Scott Kelly, Kim (Peter) Fantine, Patrick (Gay) Kelly, and Robin Blaettner; brother, Paul Kelly; grandchildren, Isabella Fantine, Emma Fantine, Katie Farmer, Nathan Kelly, and Lily Kelly; and many nieces, nephews, wonderful friends, and neighbors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Kelly, Sr.; and cousin, Sister Kathleen Kelly.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 East 191st Street in Noblesville, with Rev. Clayton Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to the time of mass at the church. Entombment with military rites will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indy Honor Flight, PO Box 10, Plainfield, IN 46168 (www.indyhonorflight.org). Condolences: www.randallroberts.com