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Bill Kelly Died of Cancer on Monday -Long Time Bicycle Advocate

Bill Kelly Died of Cancer on Monday -Long Time Bicycle Advocate

Bill Kelly lost his long battle with cancer on Monday January 22nd.
(From Jack Guarneri - Pres. @BAHC)
Bill Kelly was a retired (for past 25 years) Washington DC Fire Department Captain with 27 years of Public Safety Experience and had been riding bicycles for over 70 years. He was a bicycle commuter for most of his days as a firefighter -  traveling from College Park to his DC fire station before it was common - or very safe.

Bill lived in Ellicott City with his wife of 51 years Sue,  four of their grown children, and ten grandkids (who all ride bikes). He loved to travel and traveled often to Ireland from the time his children were young; he had just visited  China in 2017 to see the Great Wall.

Bill had a passion to advocate and encourage more people to ride bikes by making the roads safer. Bill helped establish/lead the College Park Area Bicycle Coalition in 1988 – one of the oldest bicycle advocacy organizations in Maryland, he was also an original Board member of One Less Car now Bike Maryland and helped organize their annual Bicycle Symposium in Annapolis. He helped found Bike HoCo in 2008 and was instrumental in every everything we've been able to accomplish over the past 10 years. We will miss his wisdom, humor, and counsel.

Bill Kelly Services
Services for William Joseph Kelly

Viewing for Friends and Family:
on Friday Jan 26th
From 2-4pm and 7-9pm at
Witzke Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
https://www.harrywitzkefuneralhome.com

Funeral Mass:
on Saturday Jan. 27 at 10am
St. Alphonsis Rodriguez Catholic Church
10800 Old Court Rd,
Woodstock, MD 21163
http://www.stalchurch.org

Celebration of Life at:
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church Hall
(Church Lower Level)
Immediately following Burial

For Donations to Bill's Charity
https://heroes.org
HEROES, Inc.® is dedicated to aid families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

~too much of anything is just enough for me. Pete Townshend

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