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Thomas Harry "Tom" Kelly

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Thomas Harry "Tom" Kelly Obituary
THOMAS HARRY ("TOM") KELLY Tom was born October 2, 1933 to Riley and Clementine (Evans) Kelly in Inglewood, CA at the Oakwood Stork Nest. He passed away at age 79 on January 26th, 2013, peacefully, in the company of his son Curtis, at his home in Mira Loma, CA. Tom faithfully served his country in the US Army until 1955 and was the proud recipient of a Good Conduct Medal for meritorious service while stationed in Germany. After being discharged Tom got married to Wanda Collins and had two children, Stephanie Wilcox Kelly and Curtis John Kelly. For several years the family lived in Huntington Beach, California. Tom was a lifelong avid gun enthusiast and proud NRA member who was keenly interested in hand loading. He loved going to the shooting range and working on his shooting accuracy. Tom prided himself on being a culinary master and people still talk about the excellent steaks he made. Tom's career in the aerospace field spanned over thirty years and involved several different firms located in the southern California area. Stephanie Kelly and Curtis Kelly, Tom's children, agree that he will be sorely missed. His cats were both pound-rescue animals and a perfect match for Tom's quiet, reserved demeanor. Although soft spoken generally, Tom had a positive and lasting impact on everyone he came across. Services will be held at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518 at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday March 5, 2013.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 1, 2013
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