In Remembrance of Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.

Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.

Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.

Scott Township, PA December 4, 1949 ~ December 24, 2014 Date of Service: January 3, 2015

Robert Daniel Kelly Jr., 65, died suddenly on Dec. 24, 2014, in Scott Twp., Pa.

 

He was born on Dec. 4, 1949, in Ambler, Pa., to Dorothy Lee Kelly and the late Robert Daniel Kelly Sr. Bob graduated from Wissahickon Senior High School, and went on to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha on a wrestling scholarship until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, later being stationed in Korea. When Bob returned to the states, he grad­uated from Heavy Equipment School in Factoryville. He worked construction for PennDOT, helping to pave Interstate 380, until he began his 34-year career with UPS. Bob achieved numerous safe driver awards and an award for never incurring an injury.

 

He was a deacon at Shiloh Baptist Church, a member of the Men's Choir, a trustee, an assistant treasurer of the Benevolence Fund and a church van driver. He also cooked breakfast for the Sunday school children and the annual fish fry.

 

Bob served two years as Worshipful Master of Oriental Lodge 80, and also served as a junior and senior warden. He was honored for his masonry work with many awards.

 

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Lee Kelly; sons, Ian Williams and Lacottis Dwann McCloe; a granddaughter, Shayla Williams; two sisters, Carolyn Kelly Ward and M. Renee Kelly Billops and brother-in-law, Reginald A. Ward; paternal aunt, Luada Kelly Dickerson; paternal uncle, Edward Kelly; fiancée, Linda Stahl Bailleau; godchild, Jennifer Ashlee Ward-Trupp; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert D. Kelly III; his grandmother, Lula V. Lee; brother-in-law, Larry A. Billops; and niece, Laryn Alyssa Billops.

 

Bob, who liked to be called "Kelly," was a mild-mannered, easy going guy with a kind heart. He would willingly help anyone in need. Kelly was an avid Corvette lover, and was proud of his 1989 classic, as well as his full grown beard when he retired. One of his favorite vacation spots was Siesta Key, Fla. Kelly's infectious laugh left a lasting impression with everyone he met, and he will be greatly missed.

 

The funeral will be Saturday at noon in Shiloh Baptist Church, William Street and Wayne Avenue, North Scranton, with services by the Rev. Dr. Cornelius Williams. Friends and family may call Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 1926 Wayne Ave., Scranton, PA 18508.

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Bonnie Laudenslager
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Remembering Kel
Reply #12 on : Wed January 14, 2015, 21:21:35
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My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this time of losing someone so special to them. I met Kel when I worked for Briggs and he would pick up for ups. So sad I missed the service as I just found out today. I thank Kel for his frienship over the years and He will always be in my heart. Rest in peace my friend.
Tom Davis & Linda Fitzpatrick
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.
Reply #11 on : Mon January 05, 2015, 17:19:30
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I want to express our deepest sympathy on your loss. We met Kelly several times over the years at the Montdale Methodist Church and it was always a pleasure. He will be missed.
karen gallagher
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KEL
Reply #10 on : Sun January 04, 2015, 13:37:56
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To the family and friends of Kel.I'm very sad to here of Kels death.I'm sorry I couldn't attend his services.I spent many of years in his company at Harper Collins Publisher where he would pick up our shipments.I cant't say enough of his kind,gentle,humorous ways.His memories will live on in my heart.The many laughs.The good and bad days.He was truely a wonderfull man that I and many Harper employees loved to see every day.He could put anyone in a good mood.GOD BLESS YOU KEL!
Patricia White-Williams
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A remembrance to the Kelly Family
Reply #9 on : Fri January 02, 2015, 20:36:04
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I was so saddened to hear of the untimely death of Robert Kelly. We were childhood friends and neighbors for many years. My heart goes out to his family and his sisters Carol and Renee and his mom Dorothy. I will always remember the good times we had growing up on Francis Avenue. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Patty White-Williams
Brent Smith
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Robert D. Kelly Jr.
Reply #8 on : Thu January 01, 2015, 15:14:47
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I was saddened to hear of your loss. Kelly was a special person that I had the pleasure to know. Wishing your family strength and peace.

Brent Smith
Sylvia Warner
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.
Reply #7 on : Wed December 31, 2014, 19:18:16
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My heart goes out to Mrs Dorothy Kelly and Bobby's sisters. GOD bless you all and I pray Mrs. Kelly's heart can take the pain.
GOD bless. I love you Mrs. Dorothy.

Love always,
Sylvia Warner
Darryl J. Adams
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.
Reply #6 on : Wed December 31, 2014, 14:02:51
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R.I.P Bobby
Dayna Nestor
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Remembering Kelly
Reply #5 on : Wed December 31, 2014, 13:30:27
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To Kelly's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kelly was with my mom, Linda for many years. Most recently he would come up my house with my mom and give me a hand. He was a funny guy and I am glad I got to know him over the years. Rest in peace.
Edward Falzone
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert Daniel Kelly, Jr.
Reply #4 on : Wed December 31, 2014, 10:50:14
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Very sorry to hear about Bob, he was a great person and alway's had a smile. My heart goes out to his family.
Al And Brenda Schrieber
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Robert D.Kelly Jr.
Reply #3 on : Wed December 31, 2014, 07:26:11
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My heart goes out to Kelly's family especially to Linda Bailleau,who loved him dearly and will miss him.
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