Lawrence L. Kelly

August 12, 1917 - November 16, 2018

Age 101, of Castile, passed away on November 16, 2018 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

He was born August 12, 1917 in Perry Center, NY son of the late Frank and Matie VanCise Kelly. Lawrence owned and operated Kelly’s Fruit Farm on Swyers Road in Castile for many years. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during World War II in Panama. He also worked at Foster Wheeler and Robb’s Apple Farm in earlier years and also served as a part time mail carrier.

Lawrence was the last surviving member of the Letchworth Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 23. He was a hard working man and a devoted husband and father. He loved fishing and gardening.

Lawrence was predeceased by his wife of over sixty years, Meta Rutherford Kelly who died in 2002.

Surviving are his children, Larry Kelly of Castile, Michael (Jill) Kelly of Gainesville, Ruth (Earl) Parkhurst of Gainesville, Gloria (Dwight) Baker of Gilmer, Tex.; nineteen grandchildren; fifty-two great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Alice Mae Kelly and Elaine Grace Kelly and was predeceased by one grandchild and one great grandchild.

Friends may call Saturday, November 24 from 12 – 3 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Lawrence’s funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 3 PM. Private burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Castile Rescue Squad, PO Box 338, Castile, NY 14427.

Important Dates

November 24, 2018 : Calling hours for Lawrence L. Kelly - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

November 24, 2018 : Funeral service for Lawrence L. Kelly - 3:00 PM

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Nov 24.18 from Laurie Orton:
Grandpa, We will miss you very much. You were one of the most hardworking men I have ever known. Love, Laurie, Steve and Kirstin

Nov 24.18 from Don Jones:
Sorry for your loss, Lawrence was the coolest of uncles.Hardworking and honest,he was an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Nov 23.18 from Barbara Lambert:
Will miss you so much Grandpa. You were such a dear man, a man of God with a great heart. I will see you again one day ❤ love Barbie your granddaughter

Nov 22.18 from Jean (Butler) Sullivan:
Ruth and family, sorry to hear about your dad. He always had a friendly smile and hello any time you saw him. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Nov 21.18 from Naomi Garwood:
I will never forget what a kind man Mr. Kelly was...a true example of a loving, devoted family man. He cherished his wife and family.

Nov 20.18 from Ronald Handy:
RIP Uncle Lawrence, you were a great tribute to mankind and were certainly loved by your family.

Nov 20.18 from Roy and joann jones:
You well be miss Uncle Lawrence RIP

Nov 20.18 from Craig and Barbara Lambert:
Rest in peace Grandpa We miss you Love Barbie and Craig

Nov 20.18 from Paul & Nancy Gebauer:
Will miss this great friend and former co-worker. He always had a smile. RIP