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John J. Kelley

March 6, 1942 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 79)


John J. Kelley Sr., 79, of Old Forge, entered eternal rest Sunday, Nov. 14. His beloved wife of 44 years, the former Barbara Rachko Kelley, passed away March 29, 2007.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Genevieve Gavin Kelley. John was a graduate of St. Ann's Monastery High school, class of 1963, and he was a deputy sheriff for Lackawanna County before his retirement.

Surviving are a daughter, Annmarie Thome and husband, Jim, Taylor; a son, John J. Kelley and wife, Jill, Old Forge; three grandsons, Ryan J. Kelley and wife, Ana, Jonathan and Jordan Kelley; two great-grandsons, Devon and Dylan Kelley.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sean Thomas Kelley, in 1991; and a grandson, Kyle Sean Kelley, in 2018.

A private graveside service will be in Cathedral Cemetery.

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