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James "Jim" C. Kelly

December 2, 1930 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 86)

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August 12, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donald V. Borgwardt Funeral Home, P.A.
4400 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Funeral Service
August 13, 2017

12:00 PM
Donald V. Borgwardt Funeral Home, P.A.
4400 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Interment following funeral service

George Washington Cemetery
9500 Riggs Rd.
Adelphi, MD

of Beltsville, Maryland passed away at home. He was born December 2, 1930, in Albemarle, NC to the late DeWitt B. Kelly and Gladys Cooper Kelly. Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Weltie Burke Kelly of Front Royal, VA; daughter, Carolyn Kelly Sproul and spouse William Eben Sproul of Severn, MD, son, Thomas Lee Kelly and spouse Dolly Ann Kelly of Eldersburg, MD; grandchildren, Robert Kelly and spouse Amy Kelly, Lisa DiSimone and spouse Matthew DiSimone, Emily Kuester and spouse Evan Kuester, Dana Sproul and spouse Amy Sproul; and great grandchildren Matthew and Anthony DiSimone; sister Mildred Ann Andrew of Albemarle, NC; Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Joe DeWitt Kelly of New London, NC, and sister Margaret K. Macho.  Jim attended the University of North Carolina and upon completion of an enlistment in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Signal Intelligence Service, Jim spent his career serving at the Department of Defense. Jim was a masterful gardener, loved the Redskins and UNC basketball, and always looked forward to a day crabbing with family on the Wye River. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Chesapeake
90 Richie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122,

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