Deputy Tony M. Kelly (1960-2019)


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Deputy Tony M. Kelly

Tony was born February 17, 1960 in Fort Thomas to Robert and Sylvia (Hammond) Kelly.

After high school, Tony joined the United States Army.

After military service, Tony joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer on June 12, 1997. Later, he transferred to Court Services. He has been on disability leave since December 1, 2018. By May 2019 he had served his country and county almost 25 years.

In his spare time, Deputy Kelly coached youth baseball and basketball. He was a member of the St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Fort Thomas.

Deputy Kelly was diagnosed in 2015 with Stage 4 Mantel Cell Lymphoma. After a lengthy battle, he passed away peacefully in Cincinnati, surrounded by family, on May 10, 2019 at the age of 59.

Deputy Kelly is survived by his wife, Nancy (Conner) Kelly; children, Cynthia Rose Kelly, Anthony Daniel Kelly, and Stephen Michael Kelly; grandson, Chase Thomas Kelly; and siblings, Timothy (Kelly Ann) Kelly, Thomas (Trisha) Kelly, and Terry Kelly.

Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Dobbling Funeral Home at 106 S. Fort Thomas Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at St. Catherine of Siena Church at 1803 N. Fort Thomas Avneue. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.


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