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Kenneth Kevin Kelly

1937 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Kenneth Kevin Kelly

"Pop Pop Beach"

AGE: 78 • Ocean View

For Mr. Kelly, life's journey ended at home, peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 22, 2015. He was born on February 22, 1937 in Frostburg, MD to the late Francis Patrick Kelly and Agnes Leona (Ryan) Kelly.

Mr. Kelly was a graduate of Beall High School in Frostburg, MD and Frostburg University with a degree in chemistry.

He served his country for 8 years in the United States Naval Reserve and last worked for Lockheed Engineering and Science Company as a Senior Environmental Scientist. Mr. Kelly was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bethany Beach and the local AARP chapter.

He loved to read, build and refinish wood furniture and listen to music. He also enjoyed traveling and attended both local and Broadway theaters. He was especially fond of and supported the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn K. Kelly. He is also survived by his two children and 5 grandchildren. A son, Keith K. Kelly, and his wife Desirá and their 3 children, Gavin, Hayden and Madelynn. A daughter, Kristin Kelly Glassman and her husband John and their 2 children Kemper and Brooks.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Rd., Ocean View, DE 19970. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund of the South Coastal AARP Chapter 5226, PO Box 225, Ocean View, DE 19970 or the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 24, 2015
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