Samuel J. Kelley

Born: Wed., Jan. 27, 1926
Died: Thu., Jun. 23, 2016


No Public Viewing


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Mon., Jun. 27, 2016
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery


Military Honors

Mon., Jun. 27, 2016
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery


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     Samuel J. Kelley, 90, of Port Royal (Walnut), died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown.

     Born Jan. 27, 1926 in Black Log, he was a son of the late Charles and Beda (Shemory) Kelley.

     He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly "Becky" (Rice) Kelley, whom he married Feb. 14, 1962; two sons, Samuel J. Kelley, Jr. of Newport, and Brian "BK" Kelley and wife, Patty, of Burnham; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by two daughters, Amy Kelley and Dora Kelley, one sister, and two brothers.

     He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

     He first was employed as a truck driver and then operated machinery for PennDot.

     Sam was a member of Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 for more than 50 years and of American Legion Post 298 for 67 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and mowing his yard.

     There will be a graveside service and interment at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27 at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, with Rev. Charles Hershberger officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

     There will be no viewing.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Manor Resident's Christmas Fund, 2 Manor Blvd., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Samuel's memory to the following organization:

Brookline Manor Resident's Christmas Fund
2 Manor Blvd., Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Stephanie Stein
   Posted Fri June 24, 2016
I am so sorry for loss.