George E. Kelley

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George E. Kelley SchoharieGeorge E. Kelley 92, of Barton Hill Road died Friday April 6th at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home where he had resided since May of 2011. George was born February 20, 1920 in Schoharie, a son of Elwood and Lillian (Terpening) Kelley. He has lived on Barton Hill Road since 1964 having previously lived on South Main Street in Schoharie. He graduated from Schoharie High School in 1939 where he was active in sports, especially baseball. Mr. Kelley served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII before his honorable discharge in 1945. He was a life member of the former American Legion Post #1261 and the Schoharie United Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Schoharie Democratic Club and a Schoharie County Democratic committeeman. He served on the Schoharie County Highway Department from 1950 to 1958 as an equipment operator before driving truck for Chemical Tank Lines in Howes Cave and later, Schaeffer Brewery. George was elected highwaysuperintendent for the Town of Schoharie in 1977 serving until his retirement in 1991. Mr. Kelley married Pearl Rivenburg in 1953; she passed away in 1974. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Blanche Kelley, Marie Ferguson, Willa Rose, Marlene Norwood, Sarah Janet Henry, Eleanor Oliver and Erma Vroman. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 10th at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Schoharie. A period of visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Kelley to Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, PO Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157 or St. Johnsville Nursing Center Patient Needs Fund, 7 Timmerman Ave., St. Johnsville, NY 13452. Further information is available at

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Apr. 8, 2012
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