Edmund H. Kelly
June 30, 1934- February 05, 2021
Edmund “Pat” Hamilton Kelly, passed absent peacefully with his household by his aspect on the morning of February 5th, 2021. He passed at the age of 86 just after a lengthy sickness at Green Ridge Village in Newville, PA. He was born June 30, 1934 in Delaware, Ohio, the youngest son of the late Ruth Curran Kelly and Albert Rice Kelly. Immediately after the untimely loss of life of his father, his mother Ruth remarried the late Luther Sheets. Pat grew up in Kilbourne, Ohio on their pastoral household farm established shut to the banking institutions of his beloved Alum Creek. Pat graduated from Elm Valley Large College, Class of 1952.
To fulfill a drive to “sail the 7 seas,” Pat served a four 12 months tour in the US Navy, stationed mainly in Yokosuka, Japan. It was in all those a long time he become acknowledged basically as “Kelly”. As a result of the assist of the GI Bill, he attended Antioch College. The exclusive Antioch co-op operate research application launched Kelly to the United Nations in New York Metropolis, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Cleveland Council on Environment Affairs. These ordeals, and a summer months of Chinese language research at Yale University, sparked an desire in international affairs that led to a 25 yr job as a Overseas Assistance Officer in the US Section of Point out. Kelly and his family served abroad in Seoul, Korea Vientiane, Laos Lima, Peru and Okinawa, Japan with the equilibrium of assignments within the State Section in Washington, DC. Pursuing his gratifying occupation in civil services, he moved to the personal sector and labored for 9 yrs in affiliation administration. He especially loved his leadership job as the Government Director for the Affiliation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. He afterwards added a 3rd dimension to his qualified journey pursuing his desire in regulation. He sooner or later retired soon after 8 many years as the lawful assistant to the Standard Counsel for Nuclear Gas Companies.
All over his life and career Kelly was identified for his mild kindness, purely natural curiosity, his fast wit that mirrored his sharp intellect, and his potent prose. He usually instinctively understood the great detail to say or perception to share for every single situation.
Outdoors of operate, Kelly was an adventurist who cherished to vacation and attempt new issues. He had a passion for pursuing exceptional passions these types of as ice skating, commuting into DC on his Vespa, flying ultralight planes, and his best escape, captaining his houseboat on the Potomac River. In afterwards years, Kelly perfected his notorious spin serve in ping pong and hiked sections of the Appalachian Path in Cumberland County, PA with fellow seniors from his Environmentally friendly Ridge Village community.
Kelly liked his relatives deeply and was a extremely very pleased grandfather. He is survived by his loving spouse of above 60 many years, Kathryn “Kitty” Barrick Kelly, son Sean Hamilton Kelly (Suzanne) and two grandchildren, Shannon and Scott Kelly.
He was predeceased by his brother David A. Kelly (Marge) and their son Charles “Chuck” Kelly, and their grandson Ryan Kelly and Kelly’s move-brothers Henry Sheets, Ed Sheets and phase-sister Helen (Sheets) Fleming, and phase-nephews Michael Sheets, Dick Fleming.
“Uncle Pat” is remembered fondly by his niece Ruth Ann Kelly, nephew Gene A. Kelly and relatives including grand-nephew and grand-nieces Gabriel Kelly, Stephanie Kelly, and Allison Kelly, Jolynn Zawilski as perfectly as a lot of step-nephews and nieces which include Vickie Sheets, Luke Sheets, Nick Sheets, Col. Amanda Sheets, Bob and Invoice Fleming.
– A Celebration of Kelly’s total and distinguished lifestyle will be held in the long run at the discretion of the spouse and children.
– Condolences can be expressed at www.hoffmanfh.com
– Donations could be manufactured in his memory to the Eco-friendly Ridge Village Fund, 210 Huge Spring Highway, Newville, PA 17241 (verify payable to Environmentally friendly Ridge Village, on memo line note GRV Fund in memory of Edmund Kelly) Alternatively donations can be manufactured securely on-line at: https://www.presbyterianseniorliving.org/on line-donations choosing the “Inexperienced Ridge Village” neighborhood and designating “In Memory of Edmund Kelly”.
Released by Cumberlink Sentinel on Feb. 10, 2021.