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July 11, 1931 - March 8, 2019
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William J. Kelly, Sr., age 87, a resident of Wesley Village and formerly of Pittston, passed away Friday evening.
Born on July 11, 1931 and raised in the Sebastopol section of Jenkins Twp., William was a proud U.S. Army Veteran who earned the National Defense Service Medal before receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1954. Prior to his retirement, he served as the longtime staff member of Anthracite Apartments in Pittston.
A lifelong baseball fan, he also held a lifetime membership to the American Legion Post #477 of Pittston and the Lithuanian Club in Pittston . Passing away peacefully, he will be missed forever by family and friends.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a lifetime member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston.
He is survived by three adoring children, William J. Kelly, Jr. and wife Shawna Kearney of Old Forge, Jacqueline Mehelchick of West Pittston and Brian of Exeter; two loving grandchildren, Jeremy Mehelchick and Brendan Kelly; and many nieces and nephews.
Four siblings, John (Gordon) Kelly, Dolores Rowan, Eleanor Connors and Noreen Jackson, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to thank the entire staff of Wesley Village for their care and kindness shown to William throughout his stay.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Interment with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to his church, c/o St. John’s the Evangelist Parish, 35 William St., Pittston, PA, 18640.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.