Jon Bellis (1952 – 2015)


Jon Michael Bellis (BR) died in an automobile accident Friday, July 31, 2015. He was 62 and lived in Woodbridge CT. He was married to Kathryn Barry Bellis for 37 years and the father of Christopher Barry Bellis and Erin Barry Bellis.

Memorial service: A memorial service with holy Eucharist will celebrate Jon’s life on Saturday, August 8, 2015 @ 11a at the Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, Connecticut. A reception in the true spirit of community will follow under a tent on the side lawn. If you are able to attend, a special dress code is requested. Since Jon’s 63rd birthday would have been Sunday, August 9th, summer casual attire is requested. Guests are encouraged to wear shorts and a T-shirt, such as a Yale, Hopkins, CGS and/or Patriot T-shirt. Or if you are a golfer, please wear your favorite golf outfit. Ties and jackets are prohibited. If it helps, his wife and daughter plan to wear their best golf outfits because that is what we did with Jon every year on his birthday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice , The Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Ministry, or the Yale Athletic department. An online guest book for wishes and stories is available here.

An obituary appears in the New Haven Register.

Classmates, please join our conversation on the Class of 1974 page on Facebook. Email Alec Haverstick ( for an invitation to join this group.