G. “Jim” Kelley of Danville, PA, slipped quietly into the presence of his
savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center
Danville PA. He was born May 14, 1930 in Muncy PA, the son of the late
Wilbur George and Mary Young Kelley.
a devoted husband for 68 years to the love of his life, Phyllis J. Hummel
Kelley. They were married December 20, 1949.
served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as a
heavy artillery operator from 1948-1952.
employed at TRW for twenty years in several positions including General
Foreman of Inspection. Then he was the proprietor for Kelley’s Sunoco
Service Station for several years. In 1981, he worked at Geisinger Medical
Center as a Supervisor in Housekeeping and as Laundry Manager, retiring in
well known in the community serving as Borough Councilman and as President
of the Danville Borough Council. Jim also umpired for the Little League and
American Legion Baseball for 17 years. In January of 2001 he worked for
State Representative Robert E. Belfanti, Jr.
was a member of First Baptist Church Danville PA where he served on the
Board of Trustees and on the Building Committee for the new church presently
located in Valley Township. He was also a member of the Danville American
Legion in Danville PA.
greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his wife and family. He
was an avid sports fan, including baseball, football and wrestling as well
quiet selflessness, dignity, sense of humor and service to others will be
missed greatly as he holds a special place in the hearts of his family, whom
addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Colin P. Kelley and his
wife Cindy of Danville PA and two daughters; Christine M. Griffith and her
husband Gary of Lewisburg PA and Julia A. Huntington and her husband Robert
of Danville PA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers; Albert “Sonny”
Kelley of S. Williamsport PA and Richard Donald “Donnie” Kelley as well as
several nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by one brother, John “Jack” Kelley and one sister, Shirley
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Wilbur “Jim’s”
life to be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00AM at First Baptist Church
12 Brookside Drive Danville PA (Off 642E) with the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham
officiating assisted by the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland. Friends will
be received from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM at the church. Burial will be held in
Elan Memorial Park in Bloomsburg PA. Military rites will be accorded by the
Danville American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard. The family will provide
flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com.