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William W. "Bill" Kelly

August 30, 1982 - November 16, 2022

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Obituary For William W. "Bill" Kelly

Age 40, of Brentwood, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Bill is survived by his parents, Jim and Lucy; his brother James of Cork, Ireland and his grandmother, Isabelle Kelly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Margaret Jean and Bill Walters; and grandfather James F. Kelly, Sr. He is also survived by 18 aunts and uncles, 24 cousins and several more extended family members and friends. Bill worked for Bradford Renovations, a job that he loved and loved him back. He was an outstanding athlete who excelled at baseball. He was an avid golfer and liked to work out at his gym as often as he could. Above all else, Bill was a bright light at any gathering. He was charming and funny, sometimes loud, but always kind, generous and loving. His spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2 - 8 pm. Funeral prayer at the funeral home on Monday morning at 9:30 am followed by a Liturgy of the Word in Blessed Trinity Parish at St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's name to Western Pennsylvania Alliance of Recovery Residences at www.westparr.org, a non-profit organization. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.

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  • 11/20/2022

    Bill started working for me about 3 years ago. He instantly became part of my work family and then my own family. He nicknamed two of my kids, drove me crazy half the time, and made me laugh 100% of the time. One day he successfully spoke for an entire 8 hour shift using only sports terminology. We laughed the whole day. Another time we were driving down the road and he pointed out a car and said that it was his favorite color, gunmetal grey. I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. The car was light purple and Bill was colorblind. A fact that he refused to fully except and we never let him forget. How could we! He was my best painter and a great carpenter but would have to send us pictures to make sure he was painting things the right color. The laughs never stopped from the way he answered the phone, to the way he squished his salami sandwiches before he ate them. He had an absolute heart of gold, I loved him like a brother and will miss him forever. Condolences to his whole family. He loved you all very, very much. -Drew & Malissa Bradford

  • 11/18/2022

    Jim, Lucy and the Kelly family, I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 11/18/2022

    My 100% brother from another mother. My life was better for knowing you and empty without you. I will miss you at work and always remember the time we had. My absolute best friend in the world. We love and miss you Billy!!!

  • 11/18/2022

    RIP Bill, I never got to officially meet you but heard much about you from Kate. Thank you for showing her love.

  • 11/18/2022

    I remember a night while I was back in Philly and I called Billy just to shoot the you know. And damn if we didn't talk about the Pittsburgh Pirates for over a hour. I'll always miss talking sports with Bill he had a way to turn this major Philadelphia sports fan into a Pittsburgh fan.

  • 11/17/2022

    Billy, I will miss you. Prayers to your family, whom you loved so very much. Love, Kristen Hall