Joe Kelley Class 1941

Branch of service U S Army 
Entered service 2/18/1943
Discharged 10/19/1945
Birth 11/24/1922
Died 6/16/2009
Buried Park Heights Cemetery Sec D Lot 35, Brunswick, MD

Known Medals/Awards

Purple Heart Eurpeon Africa Asia WW2 Vctory


Mr. Joe Kelley Class 1941
As originally published on Thursday, June 18, 2009.

Mr. Joe Benjamin Kelley, 86, of Middletown , passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Vindabona Nursing Home. He was 86 years old.
     He was predeceased by his wife, Aileen Michael Kelley in August 2006; one brother, Hewes Davis Kelley (Pat) and his wife, Miriam; and one nephew, Jay Patrick Kelley.
Born Nov. 24, 1922, in Brunswick , he was the son of the late Hewes Patrick Kelley and Mary Amanda Kelley. He was a graduate of the Old Brunswick High School , Class of 1941. He was married to Aileen in July 1943 and remained married for 63 years, devotedly caring for his wife after her stroke.
     He retired from the B & O and Chessie Railroad System with 41 years of service from September of 1941 to November of 1982. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army from Feb. 18, 1943 to Oct. 19, 1945 and was honored with the Purple Heart Commendation for the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church of Greater Brunswick.
     He loved working in his shop, drawing and printing, flying his airplane, reading, and spending time with his family. He was a simple, quiet man, a devoted husband, cherished father and grandfather. He is survived by his only son, Michael Hewes Kelley of Jefferson and his wife, Susan Poole Kelley; two granddaughters, Tracey Kelley Franklin and husband, Michael Franklin, of Middletown, and Tina Kelley Bennett and husband, John Bennett, of Frederick; two great-granddaughters, Kaylee Marie Franklin and Danica Rae Bennett; one sister-in-law, Eloise Summers of Berryville, Va.; one niece, Sandra Baker and husband, Maniel, of Berryville, Va.; great-nephews and -nieces, Scott and Chad Baker of Va., Jacob Hewes Kelley, Jessica Kelley Dankmeyer and Laura Elizabeth Kelley of Hagerstown; and very dear friends and neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Guyton of Middletown.
     A private viewing and funeral services will be arranged by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick .
Internment will be in the Park Heights Cemetery , Brunswick