John J. Kelly John J. Kelly

John J. Kelly, 94, of Country Meadows, Allentown, formerly of Camp Hill died Sunday, May 15, 2016 in his home. He was the husband of the Gloria (Martin) Kelly for 9 years until her death and the husband of Rebecca (Powell) Kelly for 52 years until her death on May 5, 2003. Born in Charlestown, MA, he was the son of the late Carl J. and Laura M. (Snyder) Kelly. An Army Veteran of World War II, John was a Captain in the Red Bull Division and was wounded at Anzio. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired in 1977 from the United States Postal Service after 27 years of dedicated service, retiring as the Postal Inspector of the Philadelphia Division stationed in Harrisburg. Previously he was a ship fitter apprentice for the Navy shipyards, Boston, MA. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. John was a lifetime member of the 34th Infantry Division Association and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Trexlertown and a former member of Mount Calvary Episcopal Church, Camp Hill where he served as Treasurer, vestry member, lay reader, chairman of the refugee committee and a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors: Daughters, Nancy K. wife of James J. Dal Pezzo of Macungie, Laura K. wife of Patrick F. Bowman of McSherrystown; son, William P. Kelly and his wife Anne of Palm Bay, FL; brother, Francis L. Kelly and his wife Barbara of Charlestown, MA; sisters, Helen M. McClung of Chelmsford, MA, Anne M. Castro of Charlestown, MA; step-sons, Richard Martin of Whitehall, Charles Martin and his wife Ann of AZ, Paul Martin and his wife Mary of Allentown; 7 grandchildren; step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Memorial Services 11:00AM Thursday in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 368, Trexlertown, PA 18087 or Center for Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming St., Allentown, PA 18103.

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