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Bryan Kelly


Bryan Philip Kelly passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024. He was born on September 30, 1975, in Allentown, PA, to Nancy A. Perpall and David H. Kelly.

He graduated from the prestigious boarding school, Blair Academy, in 1994. He continued his education at Lycoming College, where he founded their division III lacrosse team and earned his bachelor's degree, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

Bryan began his lifelong career in Radio Advertising and Sales, in 1998, at iHeartMedia. After spending nearly 18 years with iHeart, Bryan continued his career with Cox Media Group as the Director of Sales. Clients, coworkers, friends, and competitors all spoke with highest regard of Bryan's professionalism, friendships, strong bonds of partnership, leadership and commitment.

Bryan took great pride in working with local businesses and several charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area. He was proud to serve as the Chairman of the Sarasota Tarpon Tournament, fueled by his passion for being on the water, and unsurmountable love for fishing.

Bryan enjoyed all sports, but nothing could compare to his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. In fact, the first word he taught his son to spell was E-A-G-L-E-S! With his larger-than-life personality and his ability to always make people laugh, Bryan truly never met a stranger. When Bryan was around, you knew it, remembered it and enjoyed every minute of his company.

As busy as Bryan was, nothing was more important than his desire to be the best Father to his two children, EmmaGrace and Cooper. Bryan talked about them all the time; They were truly his source of motivation and happiness. To refer to Bryan as an active Dad would be an understatement. He never missed an event and always found the time and energy to be where he needed to be, whether it was a gymnastics competition, swim meet, baseball game or concert. Not because he had to, but because he wanted to. He adored his children more than anything, and he loved his family and friends fiercely.

Bryan is survived by his estranged wife, Lauren M. Kelly; their two children, EmmaGrace and Cooper; his partner, Alison Breiter; his mother, Nancy A. (David Mulligan) Perpall of Lakewood Ranch, FL; his father, David H. (Laura) Kelly of White, GA; sisters, Nikki and Karah Kelly of White, GA; sister, Kendall Kerew (Kelly) of Atlanta, GA and her three children, Julia, Kelly and Ben. He was loved by so many and will be missed more than words can describe. Go Birds!

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 19, 2024, 5:30-7:30, Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236. Wear your favorite Eagles gear, Kelly green or Jordans. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.