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Thomas  "Salty" Kelly

Obituary for Thomas "Salty" Kelly

February 12, 1951 - June 27, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 67

Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Friend


Thomas "Salty" Kelly, 67, of Avon Lake passed away from a short illness at home Wednesday June 27, 2018. Loving husband of Peggy "Elmer" (nee Laffin) for 47 years. Devoted father of Nicole Kelly (Don Skalak) of Austin, Texas. Dear brother of Tim Kelly of Michigan, Pat Kelly of Fairview Park, Sheila Gratton, of Elyria, and Dan Kelly of Avon Lake.
Thomas "Salty" was born February 12, 1951 in Cleveland to the late Peter and Eleanor (nee Betts) Kelly.
He loved softball and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.
He retired from the Ford Motor Company as a machinist for 29 years.
Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Cheerful 15000 Cheerful Lane, Strongsville, Ohio 44136 or St. Judes Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Salty requests an act of kindness towards a stranger done in his memory.
A Celebration of Salty will be held on Monday July 9th from 6-11 pm at the Avon Lake Lakehouse, 32756 Lake Rd, Avon Lake. Intersections of Route 83 and Lake Rd. 440-933-3202

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Camp Cheerful
    15000 Cheerful Lane
    Strongsville, OH 44136
  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Pl.
    Memphis, TN 38105

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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