Condolence & Memory Journal

I just saw his obituary. He was the BEST doctor. I always trusted his advice. He was dedicated.

Posted by Denise Michaud - San Mateo, CA - Friend   August 13, 2020

so VERY kind. so VERY caring so VERY gentle !! Dr. Kelly was the epitome of EXACTLY want we all want our doctors to be!!! He was a sweetheart! I miss him a lot

Posted by patty bloom - bgame, CA - Friend   July 31, 2020

I was sorry to learn of Dr Kelly's passing. I was trying to get an apt. He was my ENT for over 15 years. I always told him I wished he could be my primary care physician. He was so kind, caring, thoughtful, dedicated, and a wonderful human being to all he met. He always took time to explain what he was doing and what I needed to do. I always felt truly cares for in his presence. He will be missed by all. I send prayers and best wishes to his whole family.

Posted by Jane G - BURLINGAME, CA - Friend   June 16, 2020

What a truly good man who dedicated his life to ending the suffering of others. Somehow, I thought he would live forever. I was looking online to see if he was taking appointments after shelter in place. He will be so missed by so many. My thoughts are with his family and many patients.

Posted by Gillian - San Carlos, CA   June 05, 2020

I just heard the news, my mother is devastated as he has been her doctor for over 40 years, ironically they worked together at Chope Hospital, my mother served as a Spanish interpreter for his patients. She then became his patient. He will be missed. You just don't find doctors like this anymore. Many prayers for the family.

Margarita Krebs and daughter Anna Hernandez

Posted by Anna Hernandez - South San Francisco, CA - Friend   May 21, 2020


One of the kindest, smartest, and gentlest spirits ever, a wonderful friend and neighbor as well as a highly talented and skilled physician. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by Ann Watters - San Mateo, CA - Friend   May 08, 2020

The Doctor as I knew him is one of the few people I really looked up to. He saved me 4.5 hour surgery and years of taking care of me. We became friends as I had the honor of helping him and his wife on their home. He was always there for me I will never forget how much I love him. Great person if I was like him I would be proud.

Posted by Steve Jacobs - Ukiah, CA - Friend   April 30, 2020

I am so sad to read the news of Dr. Kelly's passing. I was one of his patients for he last 20 years and admired him greatly. He was always cheerful, kind, patient and understanding. I trusted his opinion greatly and will miss him tremendously.

Posted by Liz Trixler - san mateo, CA - Friend   April 15, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Kelly treated me over 30 years ago when I was in my late 20's for an emergency absess on my tonsils. The ER was the first time we met. He was waiting in ER for my arrival and immediately lanced it. I could not swallow with difficulty breathing when he quickly went into action. I will never forget how long and painful the needle he lunged into my throat was to numb it. I believe he saved my life. Thus began a decades long relationship as my doctor. He was always so kind and cared much about all his patients. My mom and many family members started seeing him. After not needing to see him for many many years, he would always ask my mom how I was doing. Three years ago, I started going with my mom, who is 96 now, on her visits to see Dr. Kelly. He always made us laugh so much and he always told my mom to be sure to be nice to me. I cannot tell you how much he meant to our family because it is immeasureable. God Bless. I know he is with the angels.

Posted by Bonnie Menicucci - Burlingame, CA   March 30, 2020

It is with great sadness that we read of the passing of Dr. Raymond Kelly. He was a phenomenal E. N. T. physican. Dr. Kelly was one of the kindest, warmhearted and compassionate men we have ever met. His love for his family, patients and all who worked with him will never be forgotten. We send our condolences and blessings to his wife Charlotte and the entire family. The world has lost a extraordinary man. Jeannine & Bogdan Klopocki

Posted by Jeannine & Bogdan Klopocki - San Mateo, CA   March 18, 2020

going to miss him. So kind

Posted by mike seeger - wellesley, MA   March 18, 2020

Ray was a good guy, always a smile, Thanks for all the laughs we shared growing up, rest in Peace until me meet again. You are the best don't tell Frank I said that, Love you and miss you more that I can say.
Patt and Bill

Posted by Patricia Seeger - King of Prussia, PA - Sister   March 14, 2020

So sad to hear. Dr Kelly and I go back to the 80's when he cared for me and my nose. Always spent extra time with me, and taught me how to care for my issues. He had his special gargle remedy that I still you today. Sometimes I would just drop by the office when I was in his building. He was proud of his children as we shared our stories. I wish he could give just one more shot to clear my sinus He will always be in my thoughts, especially when I have any surgeries. May he Rest In Peace. Jim Pappas

Posted by Jim Pappas - San Mateo - Friend   March 12, 2020

I know you are in a better place now Cousin. You will always be in our hearts and minds from now until our days have past. I'll never forget 4th & Central in OC. RIP Ray God Speed buddy.

Posted by Wayne Cline - Wallingford, PA   March 11, 2020