Sean E. Kelley

August 8, 1961 - April 27, 2019
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After a courageous battle with cancer, Sean died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. Sean was born and grew up in Albuquerque, NM. He joined the Navy at age 19 and achieved the rank of Senior Chief. He continued to serve in the reserves and began a second career working for U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service, starting as a controller in 1990 and retiring as the director in 2018.

He made his home in El Cerrito where he was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and in the community. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, gardening, and especially cooking for his family and friends.

Sean was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Gonzalez-Kelley, his father William Kelley and his mother Marie, and stepfather William Huntsman, as well as his nephew Kerry Lewiecki. He leaves behind his devoted wife Sheryl, his son Matt, and his stepchildren, Francisco Gonzalez, Ashley, Andrew, and Alex Saindon and his loving dog Besa.  He also leaves behind his siblings, Peter (Kathy) Kelley, Kathleen Floyd, Maura (Mike) Lewiecki, Bill (Lisa) Huntsman, Matthew (Cherie) Kelley, Robert (Jacki) Huntsman, and Molly (Doug) Bency, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, May 3rd, 1:00 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 11150 San Pablo Ave. in El Cerrito. Reception following.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to: American Cancer Society, or Coast Guard Mutual Assistance @ https://www.cgmahq.org

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Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

St. John the Baptist Church


11150 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA,

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American Cancer Society

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Born: August 8, 1961
May 28, 2015
Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Moral Day
Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Moral Day
December 14, 2007
VTS Holiday Party
VTS Holiday Party
Died: April 27, 2019

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Mark Gill posted on 5/2/19

Rest in Peace Sean! Fair winds and a following sea from your friends and colleagues at Soo Traffic!