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John Kelly

March 1, 1959 ~ September 6, 2010 (age 51)
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Message from Lynda Scott
September 16, 2010 7:16 PM

Message from a stranger but in some small way hopefully you'll know that by me sending this it's an acknowledgement that one who lost his life in service is not that easily forgotten.
Message from Gregg Tucci
September 12, 2010 10:31 AM

John will be greatly missed ,you were a great man you had a heart as big as can never said no and you were wlays there if we needed you
you will always be remembered and in our hart god bless you
Message from Jonathan Romero
September 11, 2010 9:55 PM

My condolences go out to the family of John Kelly.  For the few times that I was on crew with him,  He was a wonderful guy who brightened up the world around him.  

And yes, the body dies,  but the memory of our Loving Friend John wont die because he is remembered by all whos life he had touched in ways both major and minor.
Message from Joseph A Visconti
September 11, 2010 9:16 PM

John  was great asset to me and my fellow Workers at  NYS DOT Eastview facility and every body around him, When needed he was always there , never said no to any body, Was always ready to jump into action . not once thinking about him self but the well being of other first. he will be missed greatly .
My depest condolences to all Johns family and friends .
Message from Deb Koehler-Fergen
September 11, 2010 12:20 PM

Kelly family, my heart goes out to your entire family for the loss of your loved one.  In my opinion, John Kelly is a hero.  A hero who showed extraordinary heroism in his attempt to save another. His death has touched my heart in a special way, because my 26 year old son died 3 1/2 yr ago, while working, trying to save the life of a co-worker inside a confined space.  Please know that my heart truly aches for you all as it does for Mr. Ruggiero's family.  May God give you His comfort.
Second to my condolences, I am part of a non profit organization of family members who have lost loved ones due to workplace deaths, if we can provide any support or guidance please don't hesitate to contact me/us.
Message from Tony & Sue Sapienza
September 10, 2010 10:49 AM

John will be greatly missed.  Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the family.  John will be remembered as the loving, helpful man that he always was.  He always offered his help, no matter what the situation was.  God Bless all of you.
Message from Paul Serina Eng 77
September 9, 2010 6:15 PM

Kelly Clan--- My wife Barbara Remenar, Mom Claire Serina Pray that you know GODS peace, John never knew a stranger, always helped with out return, gave his all to serve others. We know John heard GOD say "Mat 25:23"  "Well done, my good servant"  John now sit's with "Iggy" & Butch riding in the Big Truck.
John legacey is how he lived to serve and help others...
Message from Judith Kennell Washburn
September 9, 2010 2:42 PM

John and I met many times at Fire Department activities that I attended with my dad Arthur Kennell, a long time Chaplain of the department.  There is not much I could add to the words I have read and heard about John, but I must share something that again demonstrates the kind of person he was.  We neede a place to celebrate my oldest granddaughter's second birthday and someone offered Riverside Hose Company and told me to contact John.  When I did, he told me not to worry about a thing, that he would have everything ready for us on the date.  Needless to say he went over and beyond what I expected and helped to make the day a joyous one for us all, including him.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the men and women of the Fire Department who were honored to serve with him.  May God Bless you all.
Message from Cathy Pendzuk
September 9, 2010 12:11 PM

John has been a wonderful friend, always greeting you with a smile and ready to lend a hand.  We have all been blessed by knowing him.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.  God bless you John, you have touched so many lives.
Message from PO P. Nelson (SHPD)
September 9, 2010 11:23 AM

John will be missed. I had the pleasure of meeting John in my travels as an officer in Sleepy Hollow. He always seemed to be helping in some form or fashion whether it was FD or Ambulance Core. I feel blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Thank you for sharing him with us!
Message from Barbara Ann Bauman Gallagher
September 9, 2010 6:28 AM

“No one can truly know what you are experiencing in this time of loss. Please accept my condolences and know that you are in my thoughts.” I have so many memories of growing up with John his love of the fire department helping other's , Hanging out up at Ugo's house,  Fire house picnics/ parades memories that will always be held dear,  
We lost two of our childhood friends God Speed Anthony & John may God be with you and your family you will be greatly missed .
Barbara Ann
Message from Rich D''Alessandro
September 8, 2010 10:08 PM

Tribute To Fallen Comrades

Brother when you weep for me, remember that it was meant to be.

Lay me down and when you leave, remember ill be at your sleeve.

In every dark and choking hall ill be there as you slowly crawl.

In every roof in driving snow, ill hold your coat and you will know.

In cellars hot with searing heat, at windows where a gate you meet.

In closets where young children hide, you know I will be at your side.

The house from which I now respond, is over staffed with hero''s gone.

Men who answered that one last bell, did there job and did it well.

As firemen we understand that death is a card dealt in our hand.

A card we hope we never play, but one we hold there anyway.

That card is something we ignore, as we crawl across a weakened floor.

For we know we are the only prayer for anyone who might be there.

So remember as you wipe the tears, the joy I knew throughout the years.

As I did the job I love to do, I pray that though will see you through!

You both will always be remembered, God bless you.
Message from steven bingell
September 8, 2010 9:46 PM

john kelly was a member of the south side muster team and was a good friend to everyone he knew.he would do anything for you when asked .john will be greatly missed.from the south side muster team.
Message from Richard Gonzalez
September 8, 2010 8:47 PM

We are saddened by the news of the loss of John.  Our sympathy and prayers are offered to you.  Know that the grace of God will sustain you through this time of sorrow.
Message from Janet Gandolfo
September 8, 2010 4:25 PM

John was one of the nicest people around.  We were lucky to have him as part of our community.  God bless him.  My heartfelt sympathy to his family.  Janet Gandolfo
Message from Christine G
September 8, 2010 3:05 PM

I''m so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends.
Message from John J. Reilly
September 8, 2010 1:15 PM

I had the plesure of working with John at the NYS DOT in the Eastview Yard the guy was just a good guy who went out of his way to help me learn all I needed to know. I am truley gratfull to have known John I will never forget he used to drive around with the Christmas tree with the lights on around the Holidays is heart was always in the right place. I know he is at peace with God My depest condolences to all Johns family and friends
Message from Thomas Bock
September 8, 2010 1:00 PM

We all feel the sorrow of John's passing. You have our sincerest condolences for your loss and are in our prayers.
Message from Jean Washburn-Genovese
September 8, 2010 9:06 AM

I didn't know John personally but being the granddaughter of Mr. Arthur Kennell (past clergy for the Tarrytown Fire Department) I am sure our paths crossed at some time.  I know were my grandfather alive he would be saddened by John's death but would honor his service and devotion to the department.  Also, as the daughter of parents living in Sleepy Hollow I am thankful for John's dedication to the ambulance corps as their speedy response to my parents needs have been, literally, life saving.  John has joined the ranks of the "Heavenly Guardian Angels".  Rest in Peace.
Message from Skip Donohue
September 8, 2010 9:00 AM

Sorry for your loss
Message from sharon bingell koshak
September 8, 2010 12:12 AM

sorry  for your loss john was a grat guy always helping other people ,funny and a good friend ,R.i.P  john
Message from Judie Doyle
September 7, 2010 11:47 PM

Brianna & Cindy my prayers and thoughts are with you. John was one of a kind and he lost his life doing what he loved to do.... Helping people.... He will be missed by all who knew him.
Message from Jeanne Osterhoudt
September 7, 2010 9:08 PM

John, I know you lost your life doing what you've done for many years, helping people. You've been a great friend for at least 34 years. We've had our good times along with rough times, but remained friends to this day. You were like a member of the family. I will miss you very much. May God except you into his house and may your family find peace knowing you're in Heaven. You were and Angel on earth and now an Angel in Heaven. RIP my longtime friend and you will always be in our hearts.
Message from Javier L Corona and Family
September 7, 2010 8:24 PM

so sorry for your lose, our prayers go out to you.
Message from Phil Dinkler and Family
September 7, 2010 8:17 PM

John will be missed dearly. We will all be changed by his loss.
Message from The Pulsoni & Tavano Families
September 7, 2010 7:59 PM

John was a dear friend to ever he encountered, especially Nick, my father.  This will leave a scar on all of our lives, but we do have some fun and crazy memories of him.  We are all going to miss him dearly.  God Bless!
Message from Bob Moore
September 7, 2010 7:32 PM

to Johns famley i so sorry  for your lowss
John was a frend to everyone he met and he would do all he could to hapl some one out  he was one hell of a guy and a good frend to me and every one he will be missed
Message from Bobby Mills
September 7, 2010 6:59 PM

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing I have known him all my life and he will will be dearly missed. RIP my friend we will meet again.
Message from Lydia Irizarry
September 7, 2010 6:45 PM

I send my condolences to all of John's family and friends.  We all know John spent his life caring and giving to others.  We will miss him.  He will always be remembered for his kindness and unselfishness and always be in our hearts and fond memories.
Message from Patti Chebetar Lynn
September 7, 2010 6:29 PM

Our heart is heavy at your loss.  You will always be remembered for your infectious smile and wonderful demeanor.  You are family and will be missed.  Go with God, John.
Message from Kim LaManna-Dale DeMarco
September 7, 2010 5:50 PM

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his family as he is a "True Hero" He is the True meaning of a Firefighter,God Bless you John.
Message from Stephen J. Tilley
September 7, 2010 5:18 PM

Rest in Peace, old friend. We'll all see you when we get there.
Message from Shirley Gilbert
September 7, 2010 4:56 PM

I knew John for over 30 years and he was like a family member to all of us.  To us he was a hero every day...always there when we were in need.  Now he is a hero again; this time he made the ultimate sacrifice...his try to save another.  We shall miss him.  He is most certainly with God now. We loved him.
Message from Bridget Connelly
September 7, 2010 4:44 PM

John Kelly was a wonderful man who knew the true meaning of "SERVICE" to his villiage.  He will be missed! My prayers and thoughts go out to his family!
Message from keith koshak
September 7, 2010 4:32 PM

sorry for the loss of a great man and loving father the tarrytowm firedept.has suffered a great loss and john will be missed by all.god needed anther angel in heaven and john answered the call.
Message from June Garcia ( Bridle)
September 7, 2010 4:04 PM

My heart goes out to John''s family, he was a great guy, I''ve know him and his family for many years.
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