Paul L. Kelly

Paul L. Kelly, 83, of Niskayuna, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family.Born in Rimersburg, he was the son of the late Frank and Grace (Dawson) Kelly. Paul was a graduate of Union High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He served in the Navy during World War II. Paul was a licensed funeral director since 1950.He was employed for the Elmira Casket Co. for two years; the Erie Casket Co. for six years and finally was in sales for the Florence Casket Company for 34 years until his death.Paul was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady. He was also a member of the Kane Masonic Lodge 566, the VFW Post 7132 in Rimersburg, and a former member of American Legion Post in Kane.Paul was predeceased by one son, Kent Kelly.He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Van Dyke Kelly, whom he married Sept. 10, 1948; one son, P. Brace Kelly of Charlton; two daughters, Regina Gallagher (James) of Williamsville, N.Y. and Vanessa Stacy (Thomas) of Niskayuna; also survived by eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.Funeral Services were held at the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady.Contributions can be made in Paul's memory to the American Cancer Society, Ste. 101, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12203 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100, Rochester, N.Y.