It is with great sadness that ALN announces the passing of David M. Kelly, 48, on December 23,
2014. David was born and raised
in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He later moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan where he attended
and graduated from high school.
He attended Northern Michigan
University earning a B.S. in Business. Upon graduation from NMU,
David joined the Upjohn Company
Consumers Products Division as
a Sales Representative. In 1996,
David joined Shepherd Specialty
Papers as a Regional Sales Manager
based in Chicago.
From a young age, David learned
about the world of selling. His father, Jack Kelly, was a lifelong
Sales Representative for a variety of companies until his retire-
ment several years ago. The field of Sales was a natural calling
for David. Upon his hiring at Shepherd Specialty Products,
David quickly learned the nuances of the Laboratory Animal
Research Industry. He loved the people and the gregarious na-
ture of the industry as a whole. Not
surprisingly, some of his best friends
were his customers or others associ-
ated with the industry.
He was a loving and devoted son
of his parents, Jack and Sheila Kelly,
and a loyal and caring brother to his
sister, Maria Juergens (Kelly) and
many other family members. David
loved his city, Chicago, as well as his
frequent visits to his parents’ home
in Tennessee. David was an avid
snowmobiler with his childhood and
college friends. He loved his 1971
Cutlass convertible which he had
owned since high school. Wherever
David went, he knew the best place
to go to eat. David had a real love
for authentic cuisine which he loved to share with customers,
friends, and colleagues. David was an exceptionally kind person
with a terrific sense of humor, a hearty laugh, and an easy de-
meanor. He spread joy and happiness to all that knew him. His
untimely passing leaves a true void for all of us.
Thanks David, you made our lives much richer.
22 MARCH 2015 ALNmag.com
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