ForeverMissed
In the early hours of January 19, 2021, Kevin Eric Kelley was liberated from his physical form. After a year and a half long struggle with stage 4 appendix cancer, Kevin is finally free. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife, Natalia Morphy Kelley, and their beloved cat Ellie. 
Posted by Aaron Pores on April 19, 2022
Happy Birthday, Kevin. I’ll do something extra weird today in your honor!
Posted by Natalia Morphy Kelley on February 21, 2022
Celebrate Kevin Day and my new home! April 24, 2022. All are welcome, spread the news <3

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Posted by Ken Kelley on January 19, 2022
On this first anniversary, imagine that our Kevin was still here to remind us per one of his old voicemail greetings that "we knew what to do next". I think that would of course include celebrating the times we shared together.
Posted by Natalia Morphy Kelley on January 18, 2022
Kevin left this world on January 19, 2021 at 3:19am. I like to think of this as his re-birthday. On this first anniversary of his passing, I will be sitting in the space where he drew his lasts breaths, lighting a candle and thinking of him and all the love and joy we shared. I will be doing this once at 3:19am and again at 3:19pm. I invite you to join me, wherever you are. We can all take a moment together to remember the positive impact he has had on us all and take strength in our collective love for this wonderful human. We are blessed for having known him. I leave you with these words from Paramahansa Yogananda that Kevin and I took great comfort in during his final days.

"Our real self, the soul, is immortal. We may sleep for a little while in that change called death, but we can never be destroyed. We exist, and that existence is eternal. The wave comes to the shore, and then goes back to the sea; it is not lost. It becomes one with the ocean, or returns again in the form of another wave. This body has come, and it will vanish; but the soul essence within in will never cease to exist. Nothing can terminate that eternal consciousness."
Posted by Aaron Pores on April 19, 2021
I was in 2 bands with Kevin from around age 16-18 roughly. He had never played drums, but figured he’d give it a go. I never played bass either, but same for me. We were the “rhythm section” for a band that sounded like someone threw a fork in a blender. He was a complete crusher, and I recall many times his hands were bleeding from his aggressive style. However, his presence when not playing music was always the gentlest guy, open-minded, and go-with-the-flow as you could get. Over the years since, we saw each other sporadically, and I know his life changed and evolved into different interests, but at the core Kevin was always himself. It has always been an honor to be his friend, and in his passing I am reminded that he remained that core guy, embraced the people around him, and continued to dish out all the music-nerd fanaticism that made him one of us.
Posted by Sarah Palmer on April 18, 2021
I had the privilege of having Kevin as a roommate circa 2010. I remember him as a kind person with a green thumb, a knack for choosing cats (Exhibit A: Nola), an expansive taste in music and movies, and a unique and very funny sense of humor. Although we’d lost touch in the past few years, I was deeply saddened to learn that he was sick, and heartbroken to learn that he’d lost his battle with cancer. He was a good human and I liked knowing he was out there in the world. I was comforted to know he was surrounded by loved ones, particularly his wife, Natalia, during his final days, and I send my send my sincere condolences to Natalia and all of Kevin’s loved ones. May the many happy memories of Kevin bring peace and joy to everyone affected by his loss.
Posted by Natalia Morphy Kelley on April 13, 2021
There will be a memorial service for Kevin on Sunday April 18, 2021.
We will meet at Aquatic Park in Berkeley at 11AM near the Dreamland for Kids playground. People will have a chance to share stories and memories of Kevin as we celebrate his life and 40th birthday. In true Kevin style, this gathering will be laid back and casual with beer and pizza.
Posted by Erlinda Mercado on April 3, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. We hope you find comfort in knowing that Kevin is in a better place now. We remember him as a sweet quiet boy when he was very young. A loving son to both his Mom and Dad. - this message is sent in behalf of the Mercado- Cebrian family.

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Posted by Aaron Pores on April 19, 2022
Happy Birthday, Kevin. I’ll do something extra weird today in your honor!
Posted by Natalia Morphy Kelley on February 21, 2022
Celebrate Kevin Day and my new home! April 24, 2022. All are welcome, spread the news <3

http://evite.me/fV5qbKZNQb
Posted by Ken Kelley on January 19, 2022
On this first anniversary, imagine that our Kevin was still here to remind us per one of his old voicemail greetings that "we knew what to do next". I think that would of course include celebrating the times we shared together.
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Shared by Ken Kelley on April 19, 2022
During the twenty-plus years we were living in Virginia and Maryland while working for the Department of Navy at the Washington Navy Yard Kevin was a frequent visitor. I can't remember exactly how many times he made the trek to visit us from home in California, but there were some things that were almost always on the agenda - in no particular order:
  • meals of Peruvian broasted chicken at the Pollo Rico restaurant in Arlington, VA
  • games of Duckpin bowling at lanes in Falls Church, VA and Annapolis, MD
  • riding the classic and newest coasters at King's Dominion and Busch Gardens in VA
  • visiting exhibits and shopping at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) at the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD
Of all of these I imagine that Kevin would have most enjoyed taking his California friends on a guided tour of the AVAM (https://avam.org) on board the magic bus.