Stephen M. Kelly

June 4, 1948February 6, 2013

Native of Santa Clara Predeceased by parents Judge Joseph P. Kelly and Elizabeth Monahan Kelly and Grandfather Thomas Monahan (former Mayor of San Jose). Loving brother of Kevin G. Kelly (Nancy). Dearest Uncle of Alison Blake Kelleher (Viktor) and Erin Elizabeth Kelly. A Clerk of the State Court of Appeal for the state of California (San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties). A graduate of Bellarmine College Prepatory and UCLA. Stephen served in the U.S Navy 1970 - 1973 on USS Oklahoma City as a naval officer, involved in the mining of the Haiphong Hab Harbor in Vietnam. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:00p.m. with Visitation starting at 11:00a.m. in St. Clare's Chapel at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St., Santa Clara. Interment to follow.


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March 3, 2017

Just learned of Steves passing some 4 years later

Truly sad. I miss a great friend

Jim and Linda Rosewater

James Chavez

December 20, 2013

Just wanted to share a poem I wrote a few years ago. I would always send it to Steve during the holidays. He is still missed...

A Clerk's Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the place.
All the court was quiet, while a few filed their case.
The files were stacked high and kept with great care.
In hopes five o'clock, would soon be there.

The orders were swift, when they finally came.
As Kevin yelled directions, to all the names.
Go Michael. Go Scott. Go Alyssa and Rita.
On Jill, Brandon, Jose. Go Pat and Dorecea.

When the work was all done, they began to shout.
"Hey Joe, there's more records to ship out!"
As Frances cleans the counter and prepares the day's end.
They all begin to wonder, "Where did Steve go again?"

But down the hall, the jolly one appears.
With such laughter, joy and a ruckus cheer.
With his white curly hair and little round belly.
Wait, that's not Santa. It's just Steve Kelly.

In a flash, once again, he was out of sight.
As he proclaims, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night".

August 8, 2013

I have just today,learned of Steve's passing and it is a sad day. I had the pleasure of attending St, Clare's, Bellarmine and UCLA with him long ago.
Knowing he is no longer somewhere just
"being Steve" and bringing joy to others
makes me sad, but having known him and the person he was will always bring me happiness.
Steve Freitas

Nui Lynch

March 4, 2013

I have the honor of knowing this great man for 20+ years. I'm so sad to hear this tragic news. I'm blessed to have shared some wonderful times together. I will miss your smile, laugh, knowledge about everything and everyone and all your great life stories. Please only repeat the good ones about me up there.
Steve, you will be missed by all who knew you. I love you Steve.

Jamie Boswell

February 16, 2013

My sincere condolences to Steve's family, friends and colleagues. I worked with him for several years and always enjoyed his friendship and humor.


February 13, 2013

I will miss Steve dearly. He always made me laugh and made it fun to work at the court. He interviewed me 15+ years ago and I remember him walking me out and saying, "You did great. You are the best one out of all the applicants. I'm positive you will get the job." I did get the job! A few years later, I was talking to Steve about my interview and what he had said. He looked at me and said, "Oh, I say that to all the applicants." Haha... But he did say, "I am glad they picked you." I am going to miss his sense of humor and his kind heart. There will never be another Steve. He is truly a one-of-a-kind. I'm pretty sure Steve is up in heaven telling one of his many interesting and amazing stories. :) You will me missed my friend.

February 13, 2013

Steve, I will truly miss your smile, your stories and seeing you everyday walk through my office. May you rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Irene Vozaites

February 13, 2013

The email notification that was sent to employees regarding Stephen's passing, instantly tugged at my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kelly for the past 10 years. To know him, was to love him. He was a big teddy bear that always had a big hug and a kind word to offer. His humor, kindness and warmth will be very much missed. My sympathy and heatfelt condolences are extended to the family and close friends. May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal.

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart.
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.


February 13, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.


February 12, 2013

We will miss that twinkle in your eye...