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80, of Avella, died at 8:06 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington. Mr. Kelly was born on April 4, 1932 in Avella, son of the late Charles and Mary Griffin Kelly. He was a 1950 graduate of Avella High School. Mr. Kelly was employed by Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel for 35 years and retired in 1992 as Division Manager of Transportation. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Avella and the Church Parish Council, Avella Athletics Association 300 Club, and he was a past President of SNPJ Lodge 292 of Avella. Mr. Kelly was a former constable for Independence Township and was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Independence Township Municipal Authority. He was a lifelong resident of Avella. On August 1, 1951, he married Betty Gene Pittman, who died on February 9, 1983. Surviving Mr. Kelly are two sons, James C. (Suzanne) Kelly of Washington, Edward A. (Jamey) Kelly of Avella; three daughters, Christine (Dr. Jeffrey) Minteer of Venetia, Teresa (Robert) Klem of Avella, Maureen (Patrick) Smith of McMurray; 13 grandchildren, Dr. James (Caroline) Kelly, Lauren (Andrew) Miller, Alysse Kelly, Sarah and Ryan Minteer, Andrew and Nathan Klem, Liebe (Billy) Gamble, Spencer and Shannon Smith, Jessica and Matthew Wander and Ella Jean Kelly; two brothers, Hugh Kelly of Avella, Paul (Patty) Kelly of Moncks Corner, SC. Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife and parents are three brothers, Charles, Francis "Frank" and John "Jack" Kelly; three sisters, Mary "Betty" Pruss, Rita Kelly and Kathryn Bartolott; and infant twin siblings. All funeral services are private and being handled by JEROME A. STEFKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Donnell House & Hospice of the Washington Hospital or Washington County Health Center Adult Daycare.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 18, 2012
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