Obituary for William "Bill" Kelly
William J. Kelly “Bill” of Buckingham Township, PA passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 in the Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown, PA. He was 81.
Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late William J. and Florence (Gares) Kelly, Bill resided in Huntingdon Valley, PA before moving to Buckingham in 2000.
He graduated from Milton Hershey High School and later was employed as an electrician with PECO of Philadelphia. Bill was the former owner of Kelly’s Tavern of the Tacony Section of Philadelphia and also worked as a caretaker for Pine Run Health Center in the special care unit and other facilities in the Doylestown area. He was a Philly sports enthusiast and enjoyed travelling with his wife Helga. Bill also served in the United States Army.
He was the beloved husband of 27 years to Helga (Scholz) Schmidt, devoted father of William Kelly, Bruce P. Kelly and wife Sharon, and the late Joan Barbara Kelly; dear brother of the late Babe Myers, Wilma Shuttleworth and Margaret Wurst; also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Garden at Pine Run Health Center, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901; www.pinerun.org/health-care/pine-run-health-center/
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