Col. Paul Martin Kelly, Sr. - age: 82
(January 04, 1933 to September 10, 2015
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A celebration of Life will be held on September 27 at 3:00 at The Salvation Army Corps. 2 Church Street, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064. A later service will be held in Clearwater following his wife’s return home. A private burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park Saco.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider The Salvation Army, 2 Church Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064.
Arrangements are handled by Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral and Cremation Services, 365 Main Street, Saco, Maine 04072
Old Orchard Beach, Colonel Paul Kelly, 82 of Ocean Park, was Promoted to Glory on September 10, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 4, 1933 the son of John and Lina Lee Wilson Kelly.
Colonel Kelly was a graduate of Hughes High School in Cincinnati in 1951 and later graduated from The Salvation Army College for Officers in 1953 and Bloomfield University in Bloomfield, NJ with a degree in Sociology in 1977.
In 1982 Colonel Kelly testified before the Congressional Committee for Homelessness and the Vectors of Pittsburgh named him The Religious Man of the Year in 1994 for his pastoral role in the USAir Flight 427 disaster. He also served on the Board of Directors for the National Commission on Morality in Media.
He enjoyed genealogy, biblical history and archeology.
Colonel Kelly and his wife Jean, made Clearwater, Florida their home following his retirement in 1998 as a Salvation Army Officer.
He is predeceased by a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife Virginia Jean Kelly, 3 sons Paul M. Kelly Jr. and his wife Sharon Miller, David E. Kelly and his wife Naomi Foster and Stephen M. Kelly and his wife Leanne Whitacre, a daughter Marcia Jean Cocker and her husband James, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grand children.
A celebration of Life will be held on September 27 at 3:00 at The Salvation Corps. 2 Church Street, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064.