Timothy W. Kelley, 86, entered eternal rest on Nov. 2 in the DeMay Living Center.
Family and friends will call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home Inc., 124 W. Miller St., Newark. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at St. Michael Church, 401 S. Main St., Newark. Burial in East Newark Cemetery.
In memory of Tim please consider donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620; Newark Volunteer Fire Dept., 150 E. Miller Street Newark, NY 14513; or St. Michael Church, 401 S. Main St. Newark, NY14513.
Tim was born the son of the late George and Margaret (Wright) Kelley on Tuesday, April 19, 1927 in Port Byron, N.Y. He was a graduate of Port Byron High School and resided there until 1971 when he and his family moved to Newark, N.Y. On May 9, 1951 he married the love of his life, Sylvia Sprague, at St. Michael's Rectory in Montezuma by Rev. John Guy. Tim was a communicant of both St. John's Catholic Church in Port Byron and St. Michael Catholic Church in Newark. He and his wife ran a gas station/snack bar together in the 50's. Later they were the owners of Kelley's Variety Store. Both businesses were located in Port Byron. Tim became an aide at the Newark Development Center in 1968. He retired from there as a supervisor in 1989 after 21 years of service. He was a member of the "Top of The Hill" where he served as Vice President. Tim enjoyed watching television show such as Mash, Gunsmoke, The Lawrence Welk Show and John Wayne movies just to mention a few. Talking on the phone with his friends was something he was very good at.
The funeral Home proudly flies the Army Flag in honor of his service during WWII. Tim attained the rank of Tank Commander and was honorably discharged on April 12, 1947. He was proud to be a member of the American Legion August Mauer Post #286.
Tim will be remembered by his loving wife of 62 years, Sylvia Kelley; daughter, Carol (Jeff) Austin all of Newark; son, Michael of S.C.; four grandchildren, Christina, Rebecca, Jeffery Timothy and Aleisha Austin all of Newark; sister-in-law, Edith Hicks of Clifton Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the country.
Tim was predeceased by father and mother-in-law, Austin and Louise Sprague; brothers-in-law, Nelson Sprague, Robert Sprague, Rev. William Hicks; and sister-in-law, Frances Sprague.
The family would like to thank the staff in Schulz Wing at DeMay Living Center for all the wonderful care he received in his final days.
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