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GyBill 11-17-2006 08:31 AM

LtCol. Gerard Patrick “Jerry” Kelly USMC (ret), 56, Story, WY
Gerard Patrick “Jerry” Kelly, 56, of Story died Friday, July 9, 2004, in Sheridan Memorial Hospital. At his request, cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Kelly was born May 20, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Gerard and Elizabeth (Boyle) He was a career Marine, retiring in 1993 as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service. He was commanding officer of the Marine detachment at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. He moved to Minneapolis, where he was a software specialist for The Gartner Group. He was a black belt instructor in aikido and initiated an aikido program in the Hopkins, Minn., School District. He enjoyed marathon running, kayaking, black powder shooting, archery, bonsai artistry, horseback riding and being with his family at their vacation residence in Story. He also enjoyed reading, belonged to Rotary and was a student of American and military history. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Leslie, and two daughters, Caitlin and Torin, all of Minneapolis; and two brothers, Kevin and Michael of New York City. Memorials may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 801 N. Randolph St., Suite 1228, Arlington, VA 22203-1978, or to the Story Branch Library, Story, WY 82842.

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