Adam Hostetter Kelly, age 22 recently passed away in Dayton Beach, Florida where he was attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Adam was born in Seattle, Washington but lived his entire life in Florida. He is the beloved son of Prudence Hostetter of Fernandina Beach, Florida and John Kelly of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Adam attended BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach County where he lettered in Soccer and Track and Field. He was a member of the debate team at Dreyfoos and received his Eagle Scout award on February 25, 2013 with Troop # 208 for his extensive work on assembling over 40 volunteers per day to restore the Pondhawk Natural Area. As patrol leader, he mentored many younger scouts.
His lifelong passion for volleyball began in the 6th grade and continued to his death. Adam’s BAK team went 10-0 in his 8th grade year. He also played travel volleyball with OBV in Boca Raton, Florida as well as beach volleyball on Daytona Beach, St. Augustine Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, mentoring many players.
Adam graduated posthumously from Embry-Riddle, Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Besides his parents, Adam, leaves behind his aunts, Jane Hostetter of Aiken, South Carolina, Elizabeth Kelly of the Villages, Florida; uncle, David Kelly of Columbus, Ohio ; his half brother Ryan (Cortney) Kelly of Frisco, Texas ; his half sister Colleen Kelly of Coppel, Texas and his nephew Colson Kelly.
Adam’s love of animals was constant throughout his life beginning with a teacup Pomeranian “Tallie” and growing into Labradors “Jake” and “Jazz” as he got older. They loved the beach as much as Adam, constantly chasing tennis balls and waves together.
Please remember Adam by making memorial contributions in his name to your favorite animal shelter.