Paul J. Kelly
Paul J. Kelly
  • March 23, 1929 - November 23, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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88, of Tampa, passed on Thursday, Nov. 23rd. Paul was born in Troy, NY. He attended La Salle Academy and graduated from Lansingburg High School and went on to St. Leo University. He joined the USAF in 1952 where he reached the rank of CMSGT and served 30 years. He was a Vietnam War Vet where he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous good conduct medals. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Patricia “Pat” Kelly. He is survived by his children: Colleen Kelly, Sue Reisinger, Tim Kelly, Kevin Kelly; grandchildren: Peter Dennison, Matthew Reisinger, Emily Franklin, Meagan Kelly, Logan Kelly, and Keri Kelly; great grandchildren, Liam and Olivia Franklin; nieces: Linda Meissner, Melanie Uruskyj, Kathleen Morgan; nephew, Tom Kelly; brother-in-law, David Hepp and his wife, Tina, and their daughter, Catherine. A private inurnment with military honors will take place at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Paul’s honor to St. Vincent de Paul. Arrangements handled by Blount & Curry, MacDill 813-876-2421.