It's difficult to believe it's been ten years since we lost our classmate Doug McKelvy. Those of us who knew him from grade school knew him as a Boy Scout, as a classmate, as a musician and likely some of us much more than that. In later life, he joined in some of our Reunion activities where we were delighted to visit with him. If memory serves the last time was at Kirkwood Park where Jack was playing and I think Doug joined in. Lots of memories today as I think about grade school, where he sat behind me one year and learned Morse Code by tapping on the back of my seat and I had the chart in front of me and nodded when he got one wrong...luckily he got more right than wrong so my nodding didn't attract the attention of our teacher! Memories like that are as golden as the leaves on the dogwood tree outside my office window as I type. We Kirkwood kids are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories and that we value them and keep our traditions of getting together alive. I look forward to seeing some of you on October 10th once again at Kirkwood Park. Doug rests at Jefferson Barracks, if you there you might look him up.
McKelvy, Steven D. Doug Sat., Sept. 25, 2010. Beloved husband of Deborah Ann McKelvy (Steiger); dearest brother of Kathy (the late Gene) Kosek; dear son of the late H. M. Mack and Mary McKelvy; dear brother-in-law of Bill and Pat Stevens; dear uncle of Lisa Cleary, Michael Stevens, Vince Kosek, David Kosek and Kevin Kosek; honorary grandfather of Ashley, Josh and Zach Spindler. Mr. McKelvy was a 20+ year employee of Ameren UE and was also a private electrical engineer consultant. His special interests included music. He played in the Jefferson College Band. He was a graduate of Kirkwood High School, Webster College and Washington University, with degrees in Music & Engineering; was a former member of Southside Assembly of God Church, attended Twin Rivers Worship Center and loved his Alabama football team Roll Tide.