Bernard Thomas O'Kelly

August 10, 1932February 2, 2019

Bernard Thomas O’Kelly was born in NYC, NY on August 10, 1932 and passed away on February 2, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family.

He was blessed with 63 years of marriage to his wife, Pat O’Kelly and is survived by Pat, his five children, twelve grandchildren, and three great grandchildren and his older brother, James O’Kelly.

He was a proud USAF Veteran. He worked as a Aerospace Engineer and a Building Contractor.

A Mass will held at St Gall’s Catholic Church,1343 Centerville Ln. in Gardnerville on February 8th at 10:00 am with a Gathering for friends and family following at the service.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 8, 2019

Bernard Thomas O'Kelly

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Sharon O'Kelly-Campbell

February 9, 2019

My Dad, the greatest dad a girl could ever have. You taught me that a father's love is unconditional, wise, and always faithful and trustworthy. Your love lead me to understand that I could trust in the love of my Father in Heaven who loves me even more perfectly. I am so, blessed to have even know you dad, and can't believe I was so blessed to call such and amazing man "my dad." You blessed so many lives and modeled what it means to demonstrate grace to others because the Father demonstrated His grace and forgiveness to you. You were also an amazing husband who would do anything to bring happiness and peace to his wife (and children.) You were were a man of integrity. But, when you had to speak hard truths to others, you always spoke them with grace and love. When it's our time to "slip the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God" (President Reagan) as you have, I know you will be waiting for your wife and children with a big Irish hug. I am glad you are in a new body and all your pain is gone. But, we will miss your sweet smiles, kind and wise words. We will find them in our hearts memories and continue to be guided by the love and wisdom you always gave us. Love always, your favorite middle daughter, Sharon