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Leonard Benjamin Kelley

Ocean Pines—Leonard Benjamin Kelley, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. Born in Humboldt, Iowa, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Kelley and Ella Bohn Kelley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Alvarez Kelley, in 2006.

Mr. Kelley was a graduate of the University of Maryland and had been an editor with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. He was a World War II Army/Air Force veteran, a member of the VFW in Silver Spring, Md., and Takoma Park, Md. He was an avid golfer and a Washington Redskins football and Delmarva Shorebirds baseball fan. "Lenny," as his friends called him, was a Stephen Decatur High School athletic booster. He enjoyed attending football and basketball games and track meets.

Mr. Kelley is survived by his daughters Rosemary Kelley and her companion, David DeZarn of Ocean Pines and his children, Joe, Jaya, and Angela; Suzanne Kelley of Alexandria, Va.; Martha L. Kelley and her husband, Michael Burke, of Washington, D.C.; and Anita "Coo" Brady and her husband, Mark, of Olney, Md. There are four grandchildren, Edward K. Serembus Jr., Amy Wolf and her husband, Capt. Tim Wolf, Kelley Brady and Katelynn Brady, and there is one great-granddaughter, McKenna Wolf.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Thomas, Edward and Donald Kelley and Rosemary Kelley Jarboe.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church in Ocean Pines. Interment will be at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Neumann Church, 11211 Beauchamp Road, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811 or the St. Martin's Home, Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Baltimore, Md. 21822, Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral home in Berlin.

Published in The Daily Times on Feb. 3, 2013
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