We are grieved to announce the passing of
Gerald Charles Kelly, D.D.S. of Newtown Square, PA at the age of 87 on November 15, 2023. Family and close friends are invited to celebrate his life at a Visitation held at 10 A.M. followed by 11 A.M. Mass at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, PA.
Gerry is survived by his wife Elaine, four children Loretta Juric, Gerald C. Kelly II, Christine Kelly-Moore and Daniel Kelly. He was a very proud grandfather to ten grandchildren - Jacqueline, Jeffrey, Kelly, Gerald C.(III), Brett, Trent, Nathan, Colin, Margaret, and Conor. He was also Great-Grandfather to Sawyer, Trevor and Parker.
Gerry began his career of helping people as a lifeguard at Brigantine Beach, NJ, in high school and continued to work as Lieutenant Lifeguard (1953-1960) while he studied and graduated Temple University as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (1961).
During his time at Temple he was also 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves (1958-1961). Upon his graduation, he was deployed to Kaiserslautern, Germany as a Captain in the Army Dental Corps. Honorably Discharged in 1964, Gerry chose to continue his education in dentistry by becoming an Oral Surgeon by studying at University of Pennsylvania. Gerry was a long time member and Fellow of the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Gerry's visitation will be Tuesday, November 28th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. Funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment private.
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