April 11, 1923 - June 15, 2007
SANDUSKY — Eugene H. Kelley, 84, of the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky and formerly of Milan, died Friday morning in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 11, 1923 in Huron and was a graduate of Sandusky High School.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was employed as the manager of the Sandusky Yacht Club, retiring in the mid 1980’s. Prior to his he was the caretaker of Rattle Snake Island, had worked at the former Clevite Co. in Milan and at the former Apex Manufacturing. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 2743 in Norwalk and the Milan American Legion Post.
He is survived by his sons, Richard (Jon) Kelley of New London, David (Cheryl) Kelley of Norwalk and Timothy (Jenny) Kelley of Wakeman; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sisters, Agnes Redman of Boulevard, Calif., Pat Hamisfar and Carol Hamisfar, both of Norwalk; a brother, Julius Kelley, Jr. of Willard; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Walczak) Kelley in 1991, his parents, Julius and Abbie (Shirley) Kelley, Sr.; and a brother, Stanley Kelley.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Castalia Cemetery with Rev. Joyce E. Schroer officiating. The American Legion Post 83 will also conduct Graveside Military Rites.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is in charge of the arrangements.