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Dale G. Kelly, 76, of Moravia, Pennsylvania, formerly of Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Dale was a loved father, grandfather, husband, brother and member of the community.
Dale was a son of Joseph A. and Marie Clark Kelly. Born in Moravia on April 6, 1941, he moved to New Beaver as a child.
He attended Glen Kirk and New Port schools. He graduated with the class of 1959 from Wampum High School.
Dale married Glenda L. Hennon on Dec. 2, 1961.
In addition to owning Kelly's Sales and Service Station in Beaver Falls, he worked at B&W as a crane operator and millwright supervisor. He also worked at Nationwide Fork Truck in Hollywood, Florida.
But the work that brought Dale real joy was with his tools and woodworking, which could be found in everything from picture frames to kitchen cabinets.
His lifelong community commitment included serving on Big Beaver Council for many years, his membership in Meridian F&AM Lodge in Enon Valley and in the Valley of New Castle Consistory, New Castle.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda L. Kelly; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard D. and Jennifer Pesci-Kelly of Pittsburgh and William T. and Wanda Kelly of Willow Springs, North Carolina; a daughter, Janet L. Kelly of Wampum; four grandchildren (who all called him Pap), Kaitlyn and Kelli Heeter, and Grace A. Kelly and Luke Kelly; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Pat Kelly of Fordland, Missouri, and Carl and Janice Kelly of New Beaver; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and James Shelenberger of Henderson, North Carolina and Ruth and David Peterson of Fort Myers, Florida; a sister, Nora Bell Howard of Duncanon, Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Norma Kelly of Ellwood City; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David G. Kelly in 1963; his grandson, Adam T. Kelly in 2004; his brother, Vernon T. Kelly; his sister, Alice Kelly; his brothers-in-law Clarke E. Howard Jr., Dr. Charles B. Hennon and Frank Dick Allen; and his sister-in-law, Nora Hennon Allen.
Friends and family will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Mike Wimer will officiate.
Interment will take place in Grandview Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting marshallsfh.com.
Published on April 24, 2017
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