Edward Kelly, Gregarious Retailer Of Baltimore’s Old-Line Department Stores, Dies

by MR Magazine Staff

A gregarious retailer who worked in the old-line department stores of Baltimore, Edward Joseph Stewart Kelly died Friday of cancer at his home in Rehoboth Beach. He was 62. Mr. Kelly worked more than 40 years in retail, rising from Rehoboth’s Boardwalk Five and Ten Cent Store to attending designer menswear shows in Paris. He befriended co-workers and customers along the way — even the nurses who lingered around his hospital room, said Robert Hughes, his partner of 38 years. Read more at The Baltimore Sun.