Maplewood Obituaries

Obituary: John Kellenyi, Maplewood Resident, Philanthropist & Marathon Runner

John Kellenyi (Star-Ledger)

John Bernard Kellenyi, a Maplewood resident, philanthropist and marathon runner, passed away on July 2 at the age of 69, according to an obituary in the Star-Ledger.

The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange, N.J., on Friday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Preston Funeral Home, 153 South Orange Ave., South Orange, on Thursday, July 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a Words of Remembrance service from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

A Villanova graduate in mathematics who earned an MBA from Rutgers University, Kellenyi grew up in Red Bank, NJ. He was a highly regarded financial analyst and investor who served as CEO and portfolio manager at his own hedge fund, JK Utility Advisory / TM Capital from 1993 to 2002, according to the obituary.

A lifelong philanthropist and volunteer, Kellenyi was deeply involved with fundraising for  The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society and was the highest-ever individual fund raiser for the organization’s Team in Training. He was a lifelong competitive runner and completed 40 marathons. He is survived by wife Teresita Blake Kellenyi, three children and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society‘s Beat AML Master Trial would be appreciated, or attn: Joyce Warner, Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, 14 Commerce Dr., No. 301, Cranford, N.J. 07016 For more information or to send condolences, please visit

Read the full obituary here.

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