Ward H. "Bud" Kelly
1929 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Ward's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Ward H. Kelly 'Bud', 91
DOVER - Ward H. Kelly "Bud" passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford.
Ward was born May 2, 1929 in Lawrenceville, Va. to the late Frank Kelly, Sr. and Mary Anderson Kelly. They moved to Sudlersville, Md. when he was very small and graduated from Sudlersville High School in 1946.
After high school he joined the United States Navy from 1946 to 1950. He had worked for ILC in Dover and Chrysler Corp in Newark and owned a store in Sudlersville for a year before working Civil Service at the DAFB retiring after 36 years. Ward was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Masonic Union Lodge #7 in Dover. He and his wife had a wonderful life together, they were able to do some traveling, especially taking 25 cruises and visiting their wonderful family in N.C.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by brother, Frank Kelly, Jr.; and sisters, Emma Cunningham and Angeline Hobbs.
He is survived his wife of 67 years, Leora (Lee) Biddle Kelly of Dover; son, Mark H. Kelly and his wife, Kathleen of Pinehurst, N.C.; granddaughters, Heather Gonzalez and her husband Marco of Charlotte, N.C. and Kimberly Patel and her husband Prem of Cary, N.C.; niece, Susan Kelly Ingorsoll and family of Chestertown, Md.; nephews, Michael Lawson and family of Ocean City, Md. and David Kelly and family of Chestertown, Md.; brother-in-law, Al Cunningham of Sudlersville, Md. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Masonic Home of Delaware 4800 Lancaster Pike Wilmington, DE 19807.
Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Delaware State News from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2020.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
3 entries
October 16, 2020
Your Merry Maids team extends love and prayers to the family.
September 18, 2020
Warm Embrace Arrangement
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
a loved one
September 18, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Kelly Family for the loss of your loved one, Ward, "Bud", and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences