Catholic Theological
Society of America

  • Home
  • David F. Kelly - d. 12/9/22

David F. Kelly - d. 12/9/22

12/14/2022 4:56 AM | Anonymous

The CTSA remembers prays for longstanding member David F. Kelly who died on December 9th.

David F. Kelly attended The College of The Holy Cross and received his PhD from The University of Toronto. He was a Professor of Medical Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Eternal rest grant unto David, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


  • 12/14/2022 6:42 PM | Susan Ross
    I’m very sorry to learn of David’s death. He was a wonderful colleague during my two years at Duquesne in the 80s. He was knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and we enjoyed many good discussions. He was a wonderful teacher, a kind person, and a great mentor. Rest in peace!
    Link  •  Reply
    • 12/15/2022 9:56 PM | Maureen O'Brien
      I was David's colleague at Duquesne in the 1990s-2000s, and my experience was just like yours, Susan. Dave was such a kind person and a great scholar, who worked tirelessly to advance health care ethics at the university and in local medical settings. He cared passionately that people be treated with dignity at their most vulnerable. Rest in peace!
      Link  •  Reply
  • 01/05/2023 1:58 PM | Dolores L Christie
    I have never known a person more sincere, more scholarly, more compassionate, more rigorous than David Kelly. I am grateful forever for his his extraordinary skill, shrewdness, and compassion mentorship at Duquesne. A truly great person.

    Dee Christie
    Link  •  Reply
  • 01/05/2023 4:55 PM | Dr Thomas Shannon
    My favorite memory of David comes from a time when we were giving a joint presentation on end of life issues. After a series of particularly contentious questions, David could no longer contain himself and blurted out “the Catholic Church does not require us to do stupid things!!!” I found that comment very inspired and it has guided me in my work over the years. He was a great inspiration and his wisdom will be missed.
    Link  •  Reply

©2019 Catholic Theological Society of America. All Rights Reserved.
Catholic Theological Society of America is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

CTSA Privacy Policy - GDPR Compliant

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software