Bob Kelly

October 18, 1946March 1, 2014
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William Robert (Bob) Kelly, 67, of Fort Myers, FL and formerly of Clinton Township, MI passed away Saturday, March 1st after a brief illness. Bob was born on October 18, 1946 in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. He worked 36 years at General Motors in the Design/Prototype Shops until his retirement in 2002.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marilyn.Two children, Kimberly (Mike) Courter of Kalamazoo, MI and Paul (Renee) Kelly of Chesterfield Township, MI and a sister Mary Ellen Volk (Tom) of Standish, MI. He leaves behind five grandchildren who couldn't have loved "Papa" more, Tristan, Joey & Jordyn Kelly and Nicholas & Shane Courter.

In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider a Grateful patient donation: In memory of William Robert Kelly, Lee Memorial Hospital Foundation, MICU unit, 15451 Healthpark, Suite 200, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bob Kelly

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Debbie Tucker

March 10, 2014

Marilyn, Kim, Paul and Mary Ellen....I just found out about Bob. I am deeply sorry and so shocked to hear of his passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie & Jim Tucker

Robin Williams

March 8, 2014

Marilyn, what a gentle soul Bob was. He was funny, thoughtful and caring. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Valori Lixey

March 6, 2014

Marilyn and family, I worked with Bob at General Motors and first met him in 1999. He was always supportive and kind. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Robert & Michelle La Belle

March 5, 2014

Dear Marilyn,
Michelle and I were so shocked to hear of Bob's passing He was such a good guy, warm and happy. To hear him go at such a young age, what a shame...good courage to you and your entire family and if you need anything do not hesitate to call me, I am here for you.
Robert & Michelle

March 5, 2014

Marilyn and your host of dear friends from Gateway,
We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing and the loss for you and your family, but also a loss to all your friends in the Gateway community. With the support of your friends and the prayers being offered for Bob and your family as well as those who have been so close to you both in this community, the good Lord will watch over and protect all.
With our sincere sympathy,
Bob and Mary Ann McDonald

Paul and Karen Barnowski

March 5, 2014

Marilyn and family, Karen and I are deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. I was truly blessed to have known Bob both as a supportive and generous boss and even more importantly as a caring friend. We are glad that we had a chance to know him and he has left us with so many wonderful memories.

Susan & Gordon Roland

March 4, 2014

Marilyn & Family, We were deeply saddened by Bob's passing. We will always remember his sunny disposition, kindness & big smile. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Always remember, "What we keep in our hearts, is ours forever". May God bring you comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Sarna & Burt Goldstein

March 4, 2014

Both Burt and I send our thoughts and prayers to the entire Kelly family at this time. We are truly saddened to learn of Bob's passing.

Ryan, Jessica, & Amanda Eyre

March 4, 2014

Marilyn and family, we are praying for you during this time of loss. Bob was the best next-door neighbor but more than that a friend. He will be deeply missed.

Kathy Shutes

March 4, 2014

Kim and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with your Mom and your family. I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad.