Robert Edward Kelo, Jr.
Robert Edward Kelo, Jr., 60, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past five years, formerly of Seymour, CT, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born July 1, 1960 in New Haven, CT. Robert was of the Catholic faith.
Bobby Kelo, fondly known by his community and friends as Coach Kelo, had a 32-year career as a math teacher & coach at Seymour High School in Seymour, CT.
As head baseball coach, Coach Kelo compiled an impressive record of 438-239 including six league championships, twenty-three playoff appearances, eleven semi-final appearances, six finals and the State championship in 2007.
Coach Kelo was twice named New Haven Register Coach of the Year, and once named Connecticut Post Coach of the Year. Sixty of his players went on to play baseball in college. Forty-five of his players were selected to All-League teams. Twenty-five of his players were selected for the all-state team and six players signed Major League baseball contracts.
Coach Kelo was inducted into the Seymour High Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
Bobby graduated from Seymour High in 1978 and received a bachelor’s degree in Math from Southern Connecticut State University in 1983.
As a teacher and Coach, Bobby was tough and determined, but also had a heart of gold. He had a lasting impact on his students and players and was a loyal friend, son and brother.
Former players state that “Coach Bob Kelo was not only my coach, not only a friend, but a part of the family.”
He is survived by his loving mother, Jacqueline Kelo of Chesterfield, VA; two siblings, Deborah Kelo of Chesterfield, VA, and Michael Kelo (Susi), also of Chesterfield, VA; as well as a niece and nephew, Ella Kelo and Landry Kelo.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert Edward Kelo, Sr.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in CT. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Memorial Contributions in memory of Coach Bobby Kelo are suggested to the Seymour High School Diamond Club at 2 Botsford Rd., Seymour, CT 06483.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.