Prominent Palo Alto developer Ryland Kelley dies

Palo Alto native and Stanford University graduate Ryland Kelley died on Saturday, Aug. 30, friends and family have confirmed. He was 88.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I saw Ryland Kelley read poetry at CoHo some months ago, with current undergraduate poets and music by Menlo Park's Fred Clarke, and my understanding is that the same event toured the region, such as Kuumbwa of Santa Cruz.

When I noticed big Rich Kelley I made the connection.


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Posted by David Kennedy
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Rye was a fountain of creative ideas and good fellowship. I will miss him, as I know many, many others will as well.

David Kennedy

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Posted by Dennis Anderson
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Sep 4, 2014 at 11:56 am

I remember Rye Kelley playing in the Menlo Park Rec. Softball League in 1952 and HB&K sponsoring a team when Little League came to Menlo Park in 1954. Pete McCloskey coached one of the 4 teams. One of the community's great assets is gone. R.I.P. Mr. Kelly.

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Posted by Tony Carrasco
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Sep 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Good bye Rye.
You were one of the most creative visionaries I have ever met.

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