William C. "Bill" Kelly Sr., 83 of Concord Twp., PA, died on January 23, 2014, at Riddle Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born to the late Elwood & Gladys Lineberry Kelly in Media, PA, he resided in Concord Twp., PA, for over 50 years, previously residing in Media, PA. He was an Inspector for Underwriters Laboratories for 39 years, then became Chief Deputy Sheriff for Delaware County. Bill was a lifetime member of the Concordville Fire Co., where he served as past president and also the Ambulance Captain, serving on the Board of Directors, a member of the Concord Masonic Lodge 625 F&AM, Wilmington Consistory and Nur Shrine.
He served as the president of the Delaware County Prison Board, Constable and Justice of the Peace as well as a member of the U.S. Marshall Service. He was an active Republican leader of Concord Twp. for over 25 years and the Republican State Committee. Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
and taught ROTC at PMC where he also received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
He enjoyed cards and was an active member of the Penny Ante Poker Club. Bill treasured spending time at "Kelly Camp" in Lycoming County, PA, as well as hunting, fishing and traveling with his wife. He was always a gentleman who led by example.
Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Barbara "Bobbie" Merion Kelly; son, William "Billy" Kelly, Jr and wife Georgann "Geo;" daughter, Barbara "Barbie" Shaw and husband William "Bill;" sister, Joan Kelly; grandchildren, Scott Shaw and Rebecca "Becky" Page and husband James and his dog, Molly.
Visitation: Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 9-10 a.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Road, Garnet Valley, Pa.
Masonic Services: Wednesday Evening, 8 p.m.
Services: Thursday, 10 a.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, Garnet Valley, PA.
Interment: Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills, PA.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Bill's memory to the Concord Masonic Lodge Elevator Fund, P.O. Box 126, Concordville, PA 19331.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com.