John “Jack” P. Kelly, Jr.
John Patrick Kelly Jr. of Cape Coral, FL – Jack or Captain as he was called by most entered the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a short illness on December 25, 2018, at the age of 79. Jack was born November 30, 1939 in Jersey City, NJ to his late parents John and May (Lamby) Kelly Sr. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years Ethel (Delaney).
Jack spent over 50 years working in the Coal Power Plant Industry, he began in 1965 working for Public Service Electric and Gas a job he was very proud of. In the beginning he often worked 3 or 4 jobs to support his growing family as he moved through the ranks and became Senior Turbine Supervisor prior to his retirement. Over the past 15 years he was the President of Power Plant Outage Services.
Jack was born and raised in New Jersey where he resided until he and Ethel retired to Cape Coral and built their dream home 20 years ago. They both loved their life in the Cape. There are many words or phrases that you could use to describe him but the one that comes to mind the most is humble. He never believed that he held as high an impact in life as he did and the out-pouring we have received over the past few days is testament to that. He was also hard working, kind, generous, proud, honest, smart the list goes on. He was a great man who was deeply devoted to his wife, children and Our Lord Jesus Christ.
He is loving remembered by his children, Denise & Charles Lee, John & Lori Kelly, Joanne & Thomas Simsen, Sharon & Joe Kaminski, and Dawn & Jeff Smith. His adored Grandchildren Joseph, Michael, Adam, Michelle, Kelly, Melissa, Erin, Kaitlin, Ryan, Jenny, Jeffrey, Setora and Troy and the youngest lights of his life great grandchildren: Keagan, Ayvah, Ariana and Kyla.
Jack also leaves behind, sisters Cynthia Debartolo, Marion & her husband Harold Gingery and and in-laws Kathy & Tony Appuliese, Kenny & Ann Delaney and John Boesch and a whole host of nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He also left behind his beloved girls Angie and Mazie.
The family requests in-lieu of flowers a donation be made in his name to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers FL 33908.
A memorial will be held at a future date in his home state of New Jersey.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.