William H. Kelchner III
1946 - 2021
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William H. Kelchner III ROSETO William H. Kelchner, III, 74, of Roseto, passed away, Monday, June 7, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Pocono Hospice House, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of the late Susan F. Kelchner, who passed away, February 8, 2013. Born in Easton, September 6, 1946, he was the son of the late William H. Kelchner, Jr. and Dora (Cochran) Kelchner. Prior to retiring, he was employed as an inspector for Ingersoll Rand, Phillipsburg, NJ. Bill served his country in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and later served in the US Army reserves. He was a member of the Blue Mt. Rod and Gun Club, raced Enduro Cars at the former Nazareth Speedway and was a member of Whitfield Lodge, F. & A.M. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly S. Kelchner of Pen Argyl, a sister, Darleane Bachman of Easton, his companion, Terri A. Fetherman of Roseto and nieces, nephews and extended family. Graveside services will be held, Monday, June 14, 2021, at 11 AM at Roseto Presbyterian Cemetery, Liberty Avenue, Roseto, PA. There will be no calling hours. The Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, Pen Argyl is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.ruggierofuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to AWSOM, 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Ruggiero Funeral Home 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Pen Argyl, PA 18072 (610) 863-5750

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Published in The Express Times from Jun. 8 to Jun. 9, 2021.
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June 15, 2021
Kelly, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thinking of you.
Erika Catino
June 14, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Annamarie & David Pence
June 11, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to Kelly and Terri. There are no words to take away the pain. I worked with Bill at IR. We would talk and laugh every day. Bill would light a room wherever he went. He was loved and will be missed by many. Peggy and I want you to know our hearts and prayers are with you.
Tony and Peggy Pitt
Tony Pitt
June 9, 2021
Bill was like a second dad to me. Who would’ve thought that being hit by a pitch in an area not to be named while I was catching would lead to a lifetime friend and family member. He was always there to help us when my dad was unavailable due to serving in the military. Bill could almost always be seen with a smile on his face and kind words on his lips. I’m going to really miss hearing yell “Hey, Sis” as he walked up to the pharmacy counter. I love you, Bill. Though you my be gone you will NEVER be forgotten!!!
Sheri DeFranco
June 9, 2021
I am sorry to read about the passing of your father. I thank him for his service to our country.
Sue Lang
June 9, 2021
Bill Kelchner was among the finest soldiers and leaders that I served with. He was a helping hand to everyone in the unit. There was no task he could not perform. Fond memories of our time together! Lord heal the holes in his family's hearts.
1SG (RET) Michael J. Horn
Served In Military Together
June 9, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Joseph & Donna Carcione
June 9, 2021
Bill you were a great friend an will be missed . Love you. Lo an Dave
June 9, 2021
My sincere sympathy to the Kelchner family
I worked with Bill @ IR for many years
Always smiling and good nature
RIP Bill
June 9, 2021
I did not know you personally, however I would be honored to "Thank You" for your dedicated and honorable Military Service; to OUR Country.
At a later date, we will meet in that "SPECIAL PLACE" which GOD reserves for ALL of those who have stepped forward; to serve their Country in a Military Uniform.
May ALL of GOD'S blessings, be with your Dear Family!

"Semper Fi".........

Sergeant Major (E-9) Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, US Army/ Retired
(formerly of Roseto, PA)
Larry E. Williams
Served In Military Together
June 9, 2021
I drove school bus with Bill. we quickly became friends when he found out my father in law was Jake "the snake" Seese. They worked together at Ingersoll. He told me work stories as well as good friend stories about Jake and chicken stealing. Lol
Crazy guy and good friend to me.
Joan Seese
June 9, 2021
Terri, I m so sorry to read about the passing of Bill. I'll say a prayer for you both. Please find comfort in the happiness you brought to each other.
Audrey Molle
June 8, 2021
Terry and family
So very sorry on the passing of Bill. He was a person I never seen without a smile on his face and a happy thought in his head. He had a procedure done around the time frame that I had same type of procedure and he stopped to see how I was and he said he was not worried about it he was gonna live a life and not worry about it. I never met him that he didn't have something to say and it always ended in a joyful laugh . Only one time I saw a different Bill he told me his daughter had surgery and all came out well and he cried so with happiness what I knew of Bill he was a caring man. I only ever heard good words when he spoke of you Terry and how you cared for him so we can't asked too much more other than too bad there wasn't more time but now we must go on with all the good memories and know he is suffering no more. My thought and prayers to all of you and we will all remember Bill. Bless you.
Art and Judy Good
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