James D. Pelkey Jr.

Pelkey, James D. Jr.

Brighton: January 24, 2014, age 89. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Leona "Lee"; children, Christine (Wayne) Ellis, Nancy Pelkey and Barbara (Michael) Dwyer; grandchildren, Nels, Korovin, Erin, William and Meghan; sister, Mildred (Chester) Villa; several nieces and nephews. A graduate of Syracuse University College of Forestry in 1950. He retired from the City of Rochester as a Landscape Arthitect. James was a member of the Annunciation Church Holy Name Society, American Legion VFW and Rochester Bow Hunters. He was a proud WWII Navy Veteran serving as a Signalman, 2nd Class on LST 497 from commissioning to decommissioning and participated in the D-Day landing. He had the privilege of attending Honor Flight Mission 23 in 2012.

Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Dierna Funeral Home, 2309 Culver Road (near Norton). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10:30 AM, St. Kateri Parish at St. Cecilia's Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honor Flight Rochester in James' memory.


Funeral Home

Dierna Funeral Home
2309 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14609

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 2, 2014