Chad Christopher Kelly, beloved husband, father and son was tragically killed in a plane crash on September 16, 2009. Chad was 36 years old. He is survived by his wife Sharlene and their three daughters Sophia 7, Brooklyn 4, and Julia 8 months. Chad also leaves behind his parents Philip and Julie Mossy, Larry and Carol Kelly, grandfather Wiley Mossy, and brothers Todd Kelly, Philip Jr., Jason and Owen Mossy and their respective families.
Chad received a BA degree from University of Arizona where he was a member of the KAPPA SIGMA fraternity. He attended and graduated from La Jolla Country Day High School and Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School. He held advanced degrees in Web design, and was a Microsoft certified systems engineer and administrator. Chad was the IT Director for the Mossy Automotive Group. He had been a resident of San Diego County for 29 years.
His passions in life were his wife Sharlene and their three daughters. Chad was an avid outdoorsman and private pilot. His adventures took him to the summits of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney and the Grand Tetons. He loved backpacking, kayaking, snow skiing, boating and most of all flying. Chad had an incredible sense of humor and an amazing capacity for poise and professionalism under pressure. He was a kind, gentle, caring person with a joyous spirit. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Church of the Nativity.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Diabetes Association.