Gerald Thomas Kelly


Gerald Thomas Kelly, 76, of Worth Township, Slippery Rock, passed away at VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
He was born on Kelly Road, Worth Township, Butler County, on May 13, 1942, to Ronald Stephen Kelly Sr., and Alda Marie Gray Kelly.
He married Pauline Marie Wheeler Craig on Feb. 11, 1964.
As a young boy "Jerry" attend Wolf Creek Presbyterian Church and later served in the National Guard.
He enjoyed all kinds of sports including baseball, bowling, softball and pitching horseshoes. He loved to work and take care of the farm property.
"Jerry" was a highly respected heavy-equipment operator and had worked for the George Campbell Asphalt Paving Co., Slippery Rock, in all capacities including driving truck, running the paver, and directing the paving crew. Following his retirement from the Campbell Company, he drove truck and worked in other capacities for both Slippery Rock and Worth townships.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline, at home; son, DuWayne M. (Barbara) Craig of Harrisville; granddaughter, Hannah Craig; grandson, Caleb Craig; two brothers, Clifford (Nancy) Kelly of Grove City and Timothy (Mary Jo) Kelly of Slippery Rock; three sisters, Donna Vargo of Slippery Rock; Kathy Young of Slippery Rock; Emily (Ken) Long of Grove City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Altmire; and brothers, Ronald Kelly Jr. and Vern Kelly.
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Gerald Thomas, 76, of Worth Township, Slippery Rock.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until time of serviceWednesday (2-13-19) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St. Slippery Rock.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment: Wolf Creek Cemetery, Worth Township, Butler County.
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