Michael P. Kelley (MSJ12)

Michael Patrick Kelley passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Kingston General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

He was born in Milton, Florida, on October 22, 1958, to Patricia O’Donnell Kelley Cronin and the late John E. Kelley.

He grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Cathedral Preparatory High School and Northwestern University with a degree in journalism.

Michael was a loving son and brother, travelling much of the world through his work as a journalist. He worked for Bloomberg News in Amsterdam, Holland, and London, England, covering European stories. He then worked for the National Press in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the United Nations out of Geneva, Switzerland. Michael spent several years teaching journalism in Morrisville, New York, before moving to Canada. He loved golfing and playing tennis. Michael enjoyed movies, reading, being in nature and Formula One racing, which he also covered for Bloomberg News throughout Europe and the United States.

Michael was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia of Erie; a brother, Mark Kelley (Sussana) of Austin, Texas; and a sister, Maureen Allen (Keith) of Columbus, Ohio; and their children, Jack and Claire of Cincinnati, Ohio.