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Edward Joseph "Ed" Kelly

Obituary for Edward Joseph "Ed" Kelly

March 4, 1934 - May 8, 2015
Indiana | Age 81


Edward J. Kelly "Ed"

81, of Indianapolis, passed away May 8, 2015. He was born March 4, 1934 in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Mount St. joseph High School and received his bachelor's degree in 1956 in chemical engineering from John Hopkins University. he taught several years at Mount St. Joseph High School before continuing his education. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics in 1972 from Purdue University. Ed taught chemistry in Yankton, South Dakota for 3 years at Mount Marty College. Ed and Erika moved to Indianapolis in 1975 and he became a professor of Chemistry at Marian University from 1975 until 2002 when he retired after 27 years. He enjoyed dedicating his time to his church and to the Boulevard Place Food Pantry, but most of all he loved making toys for kids through Central Indiana Woodworkers. He was an amazing husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will remain in our hearts forever. He is reunited in death with his parents, Edward J. and Margaret V. (Forrester) Kelly. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Erika Kelly; sons, Edward J. (Eva) Kelly of Forest, IN and Tim (Heather) Kelly of Avon, IN; brother, James (Lynne) Kelly of Hilton Head, SC; grandchildren, Edward, Maggie, Emma and John and many loving relatives and friends.

Friends may call Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park North. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday May 14, 2015 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 4600 N. Illinois St at 11 a.m., with one hour of calling prior to service at the church. Burial will take place in Washington Park North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Boulevard Place Food Pantry, 4202 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or to the Donor's charity of choice . Please share an online condolence or a memory of Ed at


-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Boulevard Place Food Pantry
    4202 Boulevard Place
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • Donor's Charity of Choice

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Indianapolis, IN 46228
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