Denis "Jun Po Kando Zenji" L. Kelly
April 14, 1942 - May 12, 2021
Steve Kennebeck PAC
George, Beth and Joe Connelly
Colleen Vassallo
Jill Gault
Reishin Denise Leong Light a candle
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Visitation
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 5/22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A memorial gathering and celebration will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton.

Service
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 5/22, 2:00 pm

A brief reading will take place at 2:00 p.m.

Denis L. Kelly, Jun Po Kando Zenji, age 79, of Appleton, passed away on May 12, 2021. He will be sadly missed by his wife Dr. Mary A. Connelly, as well as other relatives and friends.   “I am a man among men, dedicated to a life of meditative awareness. I am a man of…

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Daishin David Sunseri left a message on October 17, 2021:
I met Junpo Denis Kelly in the late 1960s in San Francisco. This was when we were both involved in "the scene", as in dealing illicit substances. Denis came whirling into our communal household in the Haight Ashbury. He gave me my first zafu and zabuton. At that time he was travelling the world, sending postcards from Asia. After some years we caught up with each other again (after his time in prison). He had received tokudo and was teaching yoga and meditation in Marin County. We communicated many times since then and he visited me at Maitri Hospice in San Francisco where I was a zen priest. I consider Junpo Denis to be one of my spiritual mentors and loved him very much. May he be free from suffering... be peaceful and at ease. Daishin
Daishin David Sunseri left a message on October 17, 2021:
I met Junpo Denis Kelly in the late 1960s in San Francisco. This was when we were both involved in "the scene", as in dealing illicit substances. Denis came whirling into our communal household in the Haight Ashbury. He gave me my first zafu and zabuton. At that time he was travelling the world, sending postcards from Asia. After some years we caught up with each other again (after his time in prison). He had received tokudo and was teaching yoga and meditation in Marin County. We communicated many times since then and he visited me at Maitri Hospice in San Francisco where I was a zen priest. I consider Junpo Denis to be one of my spiritual mentors and loved him very much. May he be free from suffering... be peaceful and at ease. Daishin
alberto roman left a message on June 4, 2021:
He died on the day of my birth. To fall in love with my death is now my Koan. Gracias, Maestro.
Steve Kennebeck PAC left a message on May 20, 2021:
Dear Mary & Family- Sorry to hear of your loss. What a truly remarkable human. I hope you find the peace & closure necessary. Fond Richmond St Affinity memories.
Dick Jonas left a message on May 16, 2021:
I grew up with Denis,7th grade thru 10th.he was always a protector.Denis went off to be a husband and father at 16.always kept track of him until his mom passed away I only knew he was in California as a Buddhist.He always came to my mind wondering what he was up to.Denis was always my friend .Wish I would have known he was in Appleton would have found him to tell him that I was full of memories of us as boys trying to be men.good man with a great heart.hope he found himself fulfilled.Dick Jonas
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George, Beth and Joe Connelly left a message on May 15, 2021:
In memory of Denis "Jun Po Kando Zenji" L. Kelly, George, Beth and Joe Connelly lit a candle
Colleen Vassallo left a message on May 15, 2021:
In memory of Denis "Jun Po Kando Zenji" L. Kelly, Colleen Vassallo lit a candle
Jill Gault left a message on May 15, 2021:
Jung Po was a force! What a brilliant and kind man whose presence was infectious. I am so sorry for the loss.
Reishin Denise Leong left a message on May 15, 2021:
Dearest Roshi, It was adequate. Love, Inji-san
Sue Bogenschutz (Atlas) left a message on May 15, 2021:
Dear Mary, my heart aches for you and your family. May the memories of your life with Denis, your faith in Him, and the continuing unconditional love of family and friends bring you peace as you continue your journey.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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