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Gerard James Kelsey

September 28, 1961 March 19, 2019
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Gerard James Kelsey was born on September 28, 1961 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to the late David R. Kelsey, Sr. and Eula Fay Kelsey. Gerard was nine of fourteen children. He grew up in Roselle as well as a lifelong resident. He attended Roselle Public School system and graduated from Abraham Clark High School in 1979. He was very athletic and enjoyed the game of basketball. Gerard was a gentle giant whose bark was smaller than his bite. He enjoyed family gatherings.

At an early age, Gerard learned about work ethics. Gerard worked at various jobs after graduation. His first job was with Brazil Landscaping and later he worked at Wyatt Janitorial for several years. Until moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, Gerard worked as Security at Sands Hotel and Casino for many years.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Gerard James Kelsey passed away in Newark at the age of fifty-seven.

Gerard was predeceased by his six brothers: Zackery, Robert, Greg, Christopher, Kenny and David.

He leaves to cherish fond memories, five sisters: Pat Hawkins (Gene) of Roselle, New Jersey; Cynthia Mosley (Charles), Jackie Hollinshed (Richard), Michelle Kelsey and Stephenae Jeter all of Linden, New Jersey; two brothers: Gary (Edith) and Scotty; two aunts: Mercedes Fitzgerald of Chicago, Illinois and Hazel Bagley of Hamilton, New Jersey; 8 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-nephew; and a host of dear relatives and friends.


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Heard A.M.E. Church

310 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

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310 E. 8th Avenue Roselle 07203 NJ
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310 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

Heard A.M.E. Church
310 E. 8th Avenue Roselle 07203 NJ
United States
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