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1 Posted 21/10/2018 at 20:37:01
As you say a massive Everton and a larger than life character, enjoyed a few pints and loads of laughs with
Tony, sadly no more.
2 Posted 21/10/2018 at 20:43:42
3 Posted 21/10/2018 at 21:00:50
4 Posted 22/10/2018 at 16:12:40
5 Posted 22/10/2018 at 16:26:10
his out later.
So sad to hear about Tony Kelly. We were like brothers growing up, going to SFX Infants and Juniors in the same class. Both of us passing the 11+ to the same college in 1958.
We hitchhiked to places like London, Cardiff and Ipswich when we were about 15 or 16.
We hitched to an Arsenal night game about 1962 which was eventually postponed. We were told by the Everton Chairman Dick Searle in Euston station.
God Bless my old mate Tony. Thanks for the memories. RIP.
6 Posted 23/10/2018 at 12:44:14
7 Posted 23/10/2018 at 17:56:30
8 Posted 23/10/2018 at 19:08:31
Another great Evertonian to pass through the Pearly Gates.
9 Posted 23/10/2018 at 19:19:47
10 Posted 26/10/2018 at 17:35:37
11 Posted 26/10/2018 at 19:27:00
12 Posted 28/10/2018 at 00:28:40
13 Posted 02/11/2018 at 19:17:03
speech about Tony straight from the heart, which was very well received.
Tony was clapped out the door of the church and his hearse was clapped on it's way to the crematorium where, no doubt, another big crowd were waiting to pay there last respects to a lovely man and a great Evertonian. R I P Tony Kelly.
14 Posted 04/11/2018 at 12:40:23
We followed each other on twitter and often chatted.
A great Evertonian.
Thoughts with his family.
Requiescat in pace.
15 Posted 04/11/2018 at 14:21:31
Like you, I went to the church but not the crematorium. I heard when they played Z-Cars in the crematorium, the family were dancing. A fitting tribute to a good man.
Tony, or his family, requested family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, they asked for donations to the food banks that help people. A sign of the man he was.
16 Posted 27/11/2018 at 13:37:48
So very sad to hear the news and I had to check the details to see if it was the same Tony; when I saw picture of him from the '60s it was confirmed.
I hope this is the same Ray Atherton (blonde hair, played left-half)? I played centre-forward being a tall lanky kid. If not, apologies, and ignore this message! :o)
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