Francis P. Kelley

Francis P. Kelley, 79 of Williamsport, passed away late Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Rose View Manor Williamsport. He was born in Williamsport, on Jan. 22, 1938, a son of Francis X. and Olga Cashera Fidelle Kelley.

He received an Associate’s degree from the former W.A.C.C. He was married to Blanche Marie who passed in 2012.

Francis was a jack of all trades. Early in life he was a part time cab driver. He was helpful in initiating the S.T.E.P van and helped council in the program. He was a security guard for Lycoming Engines. He enjoyed music and telling stories.

His survivors include 6 children: Francis Kelley Jr. (Linda), of Williamsport, Stephen Kelley (Sonya), of South Williamsport, Michael and Robert Kelley, of Florida, Diana Gillespie, of Williamsport, and Theresa Cohen (Sam), of Colorado; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother, Garry Fidelle, of Tenn.; and a sister, Rosemarie Cipra, of Ohio.

He was predeceased by 2 children, James Kelley and Lisa Kelley.

Francis’ Life Tribute will be held Tuesday evening Jan. 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. from the Maneval, Allen, Redmond Funeral Home 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with David Bixler presiding. Friends and relatives will be received from 6-7 p.m. Interment will be at his family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to either the North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Home Care Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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