NEW BOSTON-John A. Kelly, 84, of New Boston, Ohio, passed away, February 27, 2021 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio. John was born October 1936 in Ironton, OH, a son of John and Susan Kelly.
John was a graduate of Ironton High School. He was employed with the Ironton Tribune for more than 30 years and with the Portsmouth Times for several years until his retirement in March 2020. He enjoyed football and basketball and was a big fan of the Ironton Tigers.
Surviving are his daughters, Holli and husband Casey, daughter Cindy and husband John, son Mike and wife Maricel, two grandchildren Josie and John.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Susan Kelly, six brothers, James, Glen, Ronald, Hobart, Walter and Edward.
At John's request there will be no service. The family requests donations be made to SOMC Hospice, Portsmouth, Ohio. Crockett L. Reed Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky is in charge of the arrangements.