Raymond E. Kelly

KELLY, III, Raymond E.

Age 66 of Elmira Heights, NY.

He was born April 11, 1951 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Cora N. Townson-DeProspero and passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Linda L. (Johnson) Kelly; children Raymond and Matthew; grandchildren Killian and Alana; sisters Rhonda, Bonnie, Yvonne (Terry), and Karen (Pat), along with 19 nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Ray was 'a magnet for kids'; he was adored by his nieces and nephews. Even beyond his own family, neighborhood children enjoyed spending time with him. He was a matter of fact speaker who honored hard work, honesty, loyalty, family, and a good prank. Ray was a humble man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Ray's life will be held at the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154, 236 Scottwood Ave. in Elmira Heights, on Saturday, November 4th from 2 to 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, family donations are greatly appreciated. The family also asks that those wishing make a donation in Ray's name to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot Health Foundations, 571 East Market Street Suite 102, Elmira, NY 14901