William “Bill” Kelly, 87, left this world in the afternoon of June 3, 2021, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stan and Verna Lindbergh; his brother, Fr. Joel Kelly, O.S.B., and his son, Ronald.
Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia; children, Daniel (Nancy), Kara, Kevin (Sally), Tricia (Mark), Sheila and Meighan (Aaron); daughter-in-law, Tricia Lynn. He was a proud Papa to his grandchildren, Shawn, Kyle, Paul, Colleen, Luke, Tyler, Shelby, Roni, Anna, Alissa, Lucy, Laura and Mia; his great-grandchildren, Ella, Emma and Landyn. He is also survived by brothers, David and Jerry, and sister Karen.
Bill was born August 31, 1933 in Litchfield MN, the oldest of five. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having proudly served 4 years on the USS Iowa. Following his service to his country, he went on to graduate from St. Cloud University and earn his CFE. He was a 29 year employee with BF Goodrich, followed by a successful 14 year consulting business.
He gladly acted as treasurer for the Briar Hill Hunting and Fishing Club and the USS Iowa Alumni Association. He served as President for the local chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was Member of the Year for the National Association of Accountants. He was a Cub Master, Little League Coach and Umpire. Bill devoted his time to St. Joseph’s church as an usher and a member of The Holy Name Society.
Bill enjoyed creating memories with his wife and family. He took pride and joy in the accomplishments and events of his children and grandchildren. Known for his sense of humor and friendship, he was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be 4-7 pm on Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 810 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1761 2nd Street, Cuyahoga Falls 44221.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Parish Improvement Fund, c/o St. Joseph’s Church, 215 Falls Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 or Stan and Verna Kelly Family Endowed Scholarship c/o St. John’s Abbey, PO Box 2015, Collegeville, MN 56321-2015
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