Daniel E. Kelley Jr.
1948 - 2017
BORN
1948
DIED
2017
FUNERAL HOME
J.F. Rice Funeral Home
150 Main St.
Johnson City, NY
Kelley Jr., Daniel E.

Daniel E. Kelley Jr., 69, of the Town of Chenango, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at UHS Wilson Medical Center after years of battling health issues related to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

A native of Johnson City, Dan is survived by his wife Rita (Hobart); daughter Michele and grandson J.J. of Gloversville, N.Y.; and his sidekick, companion and faithful dog Crowley. He is also survived by his brother Tom Kelley and family; sister and brother-in-law Marilou (Kelley) and Mike O'Hara of Simsbury, Conn.; brothers- and sisters-in-law Gene and Libbie Hobart of Windsor, Bob Hobart of Windsor, Cindy (Davidson) & Frank Freita of Johnson City; Aunt Shirley (Steigert) Silipo and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends, including Marion Edwards, Mike Clark and Don Baker. He is predeceased by his parents, Daniel Sr. and Marie (Lawlor) of Johnson City; in-laws John and Anna Mae (Steigert) Hobart of Lanesboro, Pa.; grandson James Daniel Kelley of Gloversville, N.Y.; cherished aunt and uncle Mary and Howard Custard of Smithville Flats, N.Y.; dear friends Al and Mabel Eckman of Johnson City and Rev. James E. Edwards of Greenfield Township, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles and other relatives. After graduating from Johnson City High School in 1966, Dan enlisted in the Army. He was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he served for three years as a tank mechanic during the Vietnam War. After completing his military service, Dan proudly served his community as a member of the Johnson City Fire Department for 28 years. He was also an active member of the Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church. Dan could fix anything with an engine and performed many tune-ups on both cars and motorcycles for family and friends. In his youth, he was an avid hunter and fisherman alongside his dad, father-in-law, and close friends. Dan also enjoyed NASCAR racing throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org), the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), or the James Daniel Kelley Memorial Scholarship at Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, 20 Pine Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025. Per Dan's wishes, a private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., Johnson City.





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Rita Kelley
December 24, 2017
Rita, with heavy hearts we were so sorry to hear of Dan's Passing. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came to the shop. He had a very special way of brightening everyone's day. If you weren't smiling when he came in, you sure were when he left. We will miss you my friend. God speed! Steve and Mary at BHM Auto Service.
Steve Kingdon
December 12, 2017
Rita, with heavy hearts we were so sorry to hear of Dan's Passing. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came to the shop. He had a very special way of brightening everyone's day. If you weren't smiling when he came in, you sure were when he left. We will miss you my friend. God speed! Steve and Mary at BHM Auto Service
Steve Kingdon
December 12, 2017
Rita and Michele,
I am so sorry to read of Dan's passing. May the many years of happiness bring you comfort in the days to come. Will be praying for you.
Mary Kay Sienko
December 9, 2017
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