Olean – Alex Kelly "Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather"
Alex Kelly, formerly of 308 School Street, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Pines Health & Rehab, following a lengthy illness.
Alex was born on August 25, 1928 in Greenwood and was a son of Alexander and Nellie Loomis Kelly. On May 19, 1952 in Olean, he married his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Jean Botens, who survives.
Alex was a 1946 graduate of Greenwood Central School, where he was the only boy in a class of 10 students. He served in the US Army from October 27, 1950 to July 30, 1952. Alex worked at Daystrom before and after his service from 1947 to 1956. In December of 1956, he began working for Clark Brothers/Dresser Rand as an inspector, until he retired in March of 1999. Alex was formerly a member of the Olean American Legion and the St. Stephen's Club. He enjoyed the Buffalo Bills, St. Bonaventure Basketball, and games of chance.
Along with his loving wife, Alex is survived by; 3 children, Patrick M. (Betsy) Kelly of Cuba, Kathy J. (William) Boyd of Allegany, and Thomas J. (Jo Ellen Andrews) Kelly of Palm Coast, FL; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Johnson, Christine Kiffer, Heather (Scott) Carlson, Colleen (John) Andhor, and Benjamin Eberle; 11 great grandchildren.
Alex was predeceased by; a granddaughter, Susan M. Smith on January 25, 2013; and 5 sisters, Virl, Ruby, Alice, Gladys, and Margaret.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Full military honor's will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post #892 Ritual Team.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York 14760 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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