Even though no words can adequately describe the life and gifts John Kelly gave to so many in San Mateo County, your article in the May 24 edition of the Daily Journal (“San Mateo County community icon John Kelly dies at 90”) was beautifully written. It is a difficult task to put into words how John’s life was spent bringing to our county’s attention the need to help those underserved. Our county rose to his challenge and still does through the continued great work of Samaritan House, Service League, Police Activities League and so many more non-profits. I would like to thank the reporter, Anna Schuessler, and editor, Jon Mays, for capturing the essence of this great man. Jon has known John many years and has always been a great supporter of his and his work. Your ability to capture the man, the prophet, the humanitarian and the friend with your words is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Pam Frisella

Foster City

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