Friday, January 13, 2017

Tom Kelly

Thomas Edward Kelly

March 5, 1924
New York, NY

March 20, 2008
Santa Barbara, CA

1939-40 Regis High School - New York City (High School)
1940-41 Regis High School - New York City (High School)
1941-42 Regis High School - New York City (High School)
1946-47 NYU (College)
1947-48 NYU (College)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1948-49 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1948-49 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1949-50 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

Born to Edward and Anastasia Kelly in New York City, Tom went to Regis High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp after graduating. Stationed in Europe, Kelly was a decorated combat pilot. He entered NYU after the war, and managed to graduate with an engineering degree in three years. After a season with the Celtics, he quit basketball and worked in the heating and cooling industry on Long Island. Following the death of his first wife, Irene, he remarried and eventually moved to California, where he died in 2008.



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