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Gerald 'Gerry' Kelly, 63, Evening Sun sportswriter
Gerald 'Gerry' Kelly, 63, Evening Sun sportswriter

Gerald "Gerry" Kelly, a onetime soccer writer for The Evening Sun who went on to become a much-loved bartender at a handful of area bars, most notably Jerry D's on Harford Road, died of heart failure Oct. 13 at his home in Parkville. He was 63. "Gerry was a true expert regarding the sport of soccer," said Larry Harris, a former Evening Sun assistant sports editor. "He was one of the most loved and entertaining reporters we ever had at The Evening Sun." Added his former editor, Bill Tanton, "He covered it in a way that none of the rest of us could." Once he left journalism in the early 1980s, Mr. Kelly spent many years as a bartender, at...

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