Xavier mourns the passing of John Kelly P’09 ’10, Honorary Graduate of the Class of 2015, husband of Janine, father of Seamus ’09 and Sean ’10, and freshman football and rugby coach from 2005-15. John passed away after a long and courageous battle with ALS.
In learning of Kelly’s passing, Xavier’s president Jack Raslowsky noted: “St. Irenaeus said that ‘the glory of God is a man fully alive.’ John Kelly was such a man. In his love for Janine, Seamus and Sean, in his love for the young men of Xavier, in his work with our teams and athletes, John was indeed the glory of God. He was a model of goodness and kindness, loyalty and friendship, and love for others. I count my friendship with John as one of the great gifts of my time as president of Xavier.”
Please pray for the family and repose of the soul of John Kelly at this time.