William J. Kelly Jr.

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William J. Kelly, Jr., age 96, of Sykesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born August 21, 1919, in Ridgeley, WV he was the son of the late William J. Kelly and Annie Hodel Kelly. He was the husband of Cecilia B. Kelly of Sykesville whom he married in 2002. He was predeceased by his first wife, the late Peggy L. Kelly. William had served in the US Army Air Corp. during World War II. He then worked with the B&O Railroad in Baltimore. Bill then went to work for the State of Maryland for many years, first as a prison guard at the Baltimore Penitentiary and then as a Parole Officer. He was instrumental in bringing the parole system to Carroll County, where he ultimately retired as a supervisor. Bill was a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Community, Eldersburg. He enjoyed traveling, dancing and spending time with his family and friends in the Phillipino community. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons and daughters-in-law, William J., III and Debbie Kelly of New Oxford, PA and Charles E. and Kristin Kelly of Manchester and grnadchildren, Jane, Charles, John and James. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. A funeral liturgy will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg. Interment will follow in Springfield Cemetery, Sykesville.

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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on July 1, 2016
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