Donald J. Kelly, 79, of Peckville, died Oct. 8 in Craig, Colo., as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He and his wife, Lucille Leitner Kelly, would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on Oct. 29.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Edward W. Sr. and Helen McHugh Kelly, he was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. A graduate of Holy Rosary High School, he was employed by the DL&W Railroad and, before retirement, worked as an engineer at the New Jersey Transit Authority for 44 years. He had served with the Army during the Korean War.
Donald was a loving and caring husband, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and watching football, especially the New York Giants. He was a master glass cutter who gifted his family with many of his creations. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
Also surviving are a sister, Mary Kelly Mikus, Dickson City; sisters-in-law, Mary E. Kelly, Barbara Kelly and Kay Monahan; nieces and nephews, Kathy Wood, Robert, Patrick and James Monahan, William Heinz, Alice Rizzo, Leeann Kelly-Judd, Barbara Hayward, Donald J. Kelly, Maria Donovan, Laura Gelsomini, Edward W. Kelly lll, Kelly Mikus-Davitt, Walter E. Mikus, Ann Tempest and Caroline Bengeni; a multitude of great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward "Bud" Kelly and Leo Kelly; and a brother-in-law, Walter Mikus.
The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen. For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 17, 2012