Richard F. Kelly

Richard F. Kelly

Aug 21, 1946 – Jan 15 2022

Born in Jamaca, IA.  Preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Kelly: brother, Jack Kelly; and parents, Robert and Elizabeth Kelly (O’Malley).

Survived by long time partner, June Jenn of Omaha; cousin, Brian O’Malley and wife Katie of Millwaukee, WI; niece, Katie Kelly of San Jose, CA; nephew, Sean Kelly and family of Buena Vista, CO, Richard is also survived by numerous cousins from the O’Malley and McDermott families; and good friends.

Richard completed Radiology Technologist Program at the old St Joe hospital on 10th Street and shortly after was drafted into the Army and worked in MASH units during the Viet Nam War. He was awarded a Bronze Star for caring for service men’s wounds during enemy fire. He spent more than 30 years as Chief Technologist in Nuclear Medicine at the UNMC where he was involved in early efforts in processes used in Nuclear Medicine Departments throughout the country. Later, when computers were replacing film, he became a Microsoft Certified Network Administrator and was soon the Network Administrator for UNMC’s large and growing radiology department. Throughout his career he was known for his ethics, easy going manner, and willingness to help.

Memorial Service: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:00noon at the West Center Chapel, with visitation starting at 10:30AM.  Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery with Military Rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Research at UMNC. Please send donations to NU Foundation, 2285 South 67th Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68106.



  • Margaret A Jurgensen Posted January 19, 2022 11:15 am

    My sincere condolences to June and the family of Kelly.

  • Lino Thomas Posted January 19, 2022 12:37 pm

    So Sorry for your loss June. 💔
    Kelly will always be by your side.💕❤

  • Mike Tighe Posted January 19, 2022 2:29 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Dick. The Kelly family was close friends with the Tighe family in Jamaica, Iowa for many years. Jack was my best friend as kids. Dick was a really nice guy. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by those close to him.

  • Janet Lucht Posted January 19, 2022 6:27 pm

    The world is a lesser place. You will be missed.

  • Bob and DeAnna Overman Posted January 19, 2022 8:53 pm

    Rest In Peace Dick for you are a great friend.

  • Kay Whitaker Posted January 19, 2022 9:39 pm

    June, wish I could be there to be at your side. You are in my heart. I will be there in spirt. Love you, Kay

  • Darrell Parker Posted January 20, 2022 7:17 am

    Sorry about Dick’s departure.

  • Bill Gaus Posted January 20, 2022 9:07 am

    June, your glass fusing friends, your welding friends, your art friends all send you sincere condolences on the loss of dear Kelly. We surround you with love and hugs dear friend!! Blessings!!

  • Tom & Christine Tighe Posted January 20, 2022 11:58 am

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of Dick. He was best man when we were married. We’ve all lost someone special.
    Rest In Peace, Kelly

  • DIANNE NASH Posted January 20, 2022 1:10 pm

    I have thought of Kelly every day this week. So sad that he is gone from this world. The universe feels a bit empty without him.
    Thanks for the memories.
    Peace be with you, Kelly and with your loved ones.

  • Dave and Pam Morgan Posted January 21, 2022 10:17 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and Kelly’s family. A life taken too soon.

  • Roberta Fulton Posted January 21, 2022 7:53 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to June and the Kelly family – my deepest condolences. I knew Kelly when I was a student at UNMC many decades ago he was a great teacher so very knowledgeable and patient along with teaching life lessons. Rest in peace.

  • Nora Jenn Posted January 22, 2022 10:13 am

    June, I am so sorry I can’t attend the services, but you know that I’m there with you in spirit and that you can call me anytime you need to talk. He was such a good man and I know you will miss him beyond words. I’m sending you my love today and I hope that your memories will help you get through this hard time. The loss of a partner is so difficult. Lots of love to you today and everyday!!

  • Stephen J Abraham Posted January 22, 2022 10:24 am

    June, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve had the privilege of meeting Kelly but wished I had gotten to know him. Know I hold you in my heart, dear one.

  • Gay Robinson Abraham Posted January 22, 2022 10:30 am

    You are in my heart, June, as you experience all the many feelings and layers of grief. So very, very difficult…. Much love to you and to all who loved Kelly.

  • Cheri L Cody Posted January 22, 2022 12:03 pm

    June, I am so sorry you have to go through this grief. My love to you.

  • Mary Kenny Posted January 22, 2022 2:02 pm

    Rest In Peace, Dick

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