Obituary : Peter Alexander Kelly
Peter Alexander Kelley of Houston and Edgartown died at his home in Houston on January 23. He was 56 years old.
He was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, to the late Dr. Dana Robineau Kelley and Mrs. Lois Alexander Kelley Stout of Edgartown and Pittsburgh. He lived in Pittsburgh, where he graduated from Upper St. Clair High School. He graduated from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, and went on to the University of West Virginia in Morgantown, where he completed a double major in both geology and chemistry and received masters and doctoral degrees. He then went on to work for Texaco in Houston.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra Grose Kelley; his daughter, Julie Robineau Kelley Montealegre, and her husband, Federico Montealegre, and his grandson, Federico Sebastian Montealegre, born in February, of San Jose, Costa Rica; and his son, Captain Thomas Alexander Kelley and his wife, Jaime, and her two daughters, of Fort Polk, Louisiana and Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is also survived by his brother Dr. Christopher Dana Kelley and his wife, Pamela Wine Kelley, of Kaneohe, Hawaii; by his father-in-law, Dr. Herschel Grose of Ohio, three brothers-in-law - Stephen, David, and Gregory -and their wives, and two sisters-in-law, Sanne and Bonnie, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Kelly was the grandnephew of the late artist Lisa Robineau Lineaweaver of Edgartown and New York City. He is also survived by his mother's companion of many years, Ed Amaral of Oak Bluffs.
Mr. Kelley spent time every summer on Martha's Vineyard, and he and Sandy and the young people were proud to have hiked every marked path on the Island and biked the Island from end to end. They even walked out to the Cape Poge Lighthouse and back from the Dike Bridge, a far greater effort than they expected.
Mr. Kelley was involved with soccer teams in Houston especially when Julie and Tom were very active in the sport. He also tutored math in the school where Sandy still teaches, and one year was awarded the Volunteer Teacher of the Year award.
He will be missed.