Walter L. Kelley, 85, of Lancaster, PA, handed away at his residence on Monday, February 1, 2021, from problems of diabetes. Born in Lancaster, PA, on July 3, 1935, he was the son of the late George T. and Anna Yecker Kelley. Walt was preceded in demise by his brothers, John, Paul, Horace, Leo, and George, and his sisters, Rose and Anna Mae.
Walt is survived by his sons, John P. (JP) Kelley, husband of Pam, Lancaster, PA, Michael S. Kelley, husband of Adrienna, Chokoloskee, FL, and Ryan M. Kelley, husband of Jessica, Cornwall, PA; and his sister, Mary Goldie, of Baltimore, MD. Walt “Poppy” may even significantly be missed by his longtime companion, Connie White, her sons and their households, Kerry S. White and spouse, Glenda, and Timothy A. White, and spouse, Andrea, and their daughters, Starla and Gemma, along with Connie’s prolonged household and buddies. He’s additionally survived by many nieces and nephews.
Walt was a proud U.S. Military veteran and served in the course of the Korean Battle time. He beloved to work and earn cash. As a youth, he and his older brothers might typically be present in native bowling and duck pin alleys setting pins. Later, he turned an completed bowler and spent a few years bowling at Leisure Lanes within the Conestoga Industrial League.
Bud loved speaking about a number of the jobs he had when he was younger. At one level, he bought tender pretzels to native businesspeople on their method to work. At one other, you might need seen him strolling round Longs Park, promoting ice cream treats for the native concession stand. One other was making ice cream at Kohr Brothers situated in his neighborhood. As an grownup, Walt turned a craftsman within the masonry/bricklaying area of development. There are numerous examples of his wonderful workmanship on this space, the Baltimore, MD space, and past. Over time, he not solely labored for varied contractors, but additionally for himself. Even after he retired from his commerce, he saved busy slicing up bushes for firewood with a buddy of his, and guiding folks in their very own constructing tasks.
A few of his favourite pastimes have been listening to nation music, going deer looking, enjoying tennis, and watching motion pictures, soccer, wrestling, and westerns on TV. He beloved spending time with household and buddies, chatting typically together with his sister Mary on the cellphone, and extra just lately, cherishing his function as Poppy to Starla and Gemma.
A graveside service can be held on the comfort of the household, with Chaplain Nancy Boyd of Caring Hospice Companies officiating. Interment can be on the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
To ship a condolence, please go to Walt’s Memorial Web page at www.CremationPA.com.