In Memory

Kenneth McKellar

Ken passed away Saturday, February 22....after a very courageous and long battle with Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. During Ken's final days, he was surrounded by his fiance Sharon O'Neill, his loving daughters, Mary McKellar and Jennifer Smith, as well as his three oldest grandchildren, Chloe, Atticus and Zada Smith and his beloved Aunt Elsie Walerius

He is also survived by his  sons in law Gordon Holloway and David Smith, and youngest grandchildren , Katy and Leo Holloway.

He was the nicest, funniest, sweetest man that I have ever been with in my life.  We were friends in high school and skiied together after high school.  I introduced him to the lovely woman Alicia Garvey who he would marry for 39 years.

We connected again on Facebook and were very blessed to have a beautiful four years together. I was very blessed to have been able to walk this walk with him.  He will be held close in our hearts and minds and those of yours as well.  That is what love is.

Rest in peace, big guy.....I love you.

Sharon O'Neill....class of 1962.



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02/24/14 12:38 PM #1    

Jerry Perlstein

A true friend. May he rest in peace. God Bless him

02/24/14 02:51 PM #2    

Harvey Judkowitz

I connected with Ken through Sharon and during the past three years. He and I just agreed about politics and the political climate while Sharon disagreed with both of us. We had a good time riling her up. I saw Ken twice over the past several years and he was just as nice and friendly as he was in high school. My prayers are with him and his family and of course with Sharon. Rest in Peace, my friend.

02/25/14 09:23 AM #3    

Mary Hassett (Mackenzie-Priapi)

I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing.  He was a great guy. I remember in high school he could always make me laugh.  I am so glad he and Sharon were together these past four years.  They were great together.  Kenny will be so missed. 

02/25/14 09:49 AM #4    

Ken Gietz

My friend has moved on and I wish him well. Thank you Sharron for sharing his last years and making his life easier. I was glad that we were able to stay in contact over the past number of years. He will be sorely missed but always remembered.

Ken Gietz

02/26/14 11:11 AM #5    

Lois Wildmann (Olivari)

I remember Kenny from my youth; we were in Confirmation classes together.  I am sorry for the loss to all those who loved and cared for this special man. Rest in peace.

02/27/14 11:09 AM #6    

Matt Arnao

Matt Arnao-

I have fond memories of Kenny in H.S. BIG guy with a great sense of humor and a warm smile..It was my privilege to have had  Kenny as a classmate. Rest in peace. God bless.

03/02/14 10:46 AM #7    

Sharon O'Neill

Ken's daughters placed this beautiful obituary in the Portland Press

Kenneth David McKellar ST PETERSBURG, Fla. - Kenneth David McKellar, of St Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Feb. 22, 2014. While the next part of this obituary should be conventional and talk about his education and employment, those who knew Ken already knew this about him. He, himself would simply answer the question as: 'I work so that I can live.' He truly was successful at work but more importantly at enjoying life. He traveled, flew planes, married, had children and grandchildren. He enjoyed boating, diving, fishing and golf. He loved rolling up his sleeves to expose his 'misspent youth' tattoo right before finalizing large business deals. He also loved his friends. During Ken's final days, he was surrounded by his fiance Sharon O'Neill, his loving daughters, Mary McKellar and Jennifer Smith, as well as his three oldest grandchildren, Chloe, Atticus and Zada Smith. He is also survived by his aunt, Elsie Walerius, his two sons-in-law, Gordon Holloway and David Smith and his two younger grandchildren, Leo and Katy Holloway. He was predeceased by Alicia McKellar, his loving wife of 39 years. For all who knew him take a moment and think back to your memories of him. I guarantee it was of him making you laugh. Laugh now - laugh loud. Never forget the laughter. A celebration of his life will be held during the upcoming summer in Maine.



03/03/14 09:47 AM #8    

Richard Bohn

Tragic. Last I heard, he was on top of the world and happy. Condolences to Sharon and Family


Richard Bohn ('63)

03/03/14 01:24 PM #9    

Annette D'Angelo (Porfidio)

I was so sorry to hear about Kennys passing. I knew him in high school. He always had a smile on his face and so much fun too be with. My prayers go out to his family. This is just so sad. Cookie D'Angelo Porfidio, Class of 63

03/29/14 10:08 AM #10    

Kerry Meier (Dreggors)

My memory's are few after 50 years, but Kenny is one I can remember, who was then, and from all that has been said of him during his life, a genuinely nice person. I grieve for Sharon,  the family and friends and of coarse his pets, who knew him best and will miss him. ???? Kerry 

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