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Clifford Noel Kelly

August 14, 1949 ~ May 13, 2021

Clifford Noel Kelly of Vero Beach, FL, passed peacefully through death to eternal life on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at home surrounded in love by family. Cliff was born in Union City, PA, on August 14, 1949, to Dennis and Sylvia Kelly.

He was a 1967 graduate of Townville High School. At Townville, he played football, basketball, volleyball, and track. Later, he played in adult softball leagues and enjoyed golfing.

In 1971, Cliff graduated from Edinboro State College. Before his retirement, Cliff taught school 14 years in PA, 12 of those years at Cambridge Springs Elementary, and 30 years in St. Lucie County, FL. He coached and officiated youth and high school sports many of those years.

He was a faithful member of Asbury United Methodist Church where he was Sunday School Superintendent for many years.

Cliff loved his family. He celebrated 49 years of marriage with his wife, Nancy, who survives. Nancy and he were blessed with sons, Scott (Alison) of Waterford, PA, Ryan
(Megan) of Corry, PA, and Sean (Judith) of St. Augustine, FL; a daughter, Sarah of Vero Beach; and grandchildren, Brayden, Cathleen, Adalyn, Leila, and Malia. In addition, he is survived by brothers, Dennis (Sally) of Clifton, VA, and Michael (Gloria) of Centerville, PA, sister, Kitty (Tom) Wentz of Guys Mills, PA, and brother-in-law John (Lisa) Bucksbee of Bellevue, NE; aunt, Nola McCrillis of Vero Beach; and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Bucksbee.

A memorial service will be held at Asbury U.M. Church, 1708 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, on June 30th at 2 P.M. with a service to follow at Little Cooley U.M. Church, Centerville, PA, on Aug. 14 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury U.M. Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Vivian Laipple Brown

May 19, 2021, 1:12 pm

Sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. Condolences to all the family.

Mary and John Russo

May 19, 2021, 3:23 pm

Sorry about Cliffs passing I never new a Better Person

Sharon Babcock

May 19, 2021, 6:17 pm

So sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. I was a teacher at Fairlawn Elementary when Cliff was teaching there. My son Bryce was in his 5th grade class way back when.

Sharon Babcock
Fort Pierce, FL

Dale " Scooter " Herring

May 20, 2021, 12:04 pm

Nancy and Boys,
So very sorry to see of Cliff’s passing, I have so many fond memories of playing softball and volleyball with Cliff and just spending time together always looked up to my friend Cliff, my deepest sympathy, in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Brady

May 21, 2021, 12:43 am

Cliff was a great guy and enjoyed the sports he played in high school. He was always fun to be around.
I am sure his family will miss his smile. Cliff was mistaken for me at a Junior high football game by some of my friends in a neighboring town. I never was able to convince them it was not me. I was a couple years ahead of him so a bit older.
Bill Brady Taylors, SC

Jill D Miller

May 21, 2021, 10:50 am

Jill and Lucky Miller

So sorry to read this today. We also have special memories of softball playing with Cliff. My guess it was 2 years ago we got to see him and you Nancy. Sending our sympathies and blessings from Titusville.

Jill D Miller

May 21, 2021, 10:58 am

Lucky and Jill

Nancy and family,
Sorry to read this morning. We also have great memories of playing softball and getting together with all of you.
We were fortunate to reconnect a couple of years ago with you both. We are sending our our sympathies and love to you and your family.

David Mills and family

May 21, 2021, 2:21 pm

Upon hearing of Cliff’s passing, a great deal of fond memories came flooding back. Always appreciated his friendship as a brother in Christ, as well as being the great father to some wonderful kids of whom were all a very special part of my life. He will be missed, but I celebrate his eternal life with our Lord. Nancy, you and the kids are in our prayers.

Gerri McPherson Smith

May 21, 2021, 8:40 pm

Cliff Kelly was an exceptional teacher and I was honored to work with him for many years! He maintained an positive and professional demeanor at all times and was respected by all parents, faculty and administrators. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you!

Mary & George Schroeder

May 22, 2021, 12:07 am

Nancy and Family, my deepest condolences. Cliff was a great guy. He will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of you.

Shirley Westfall

June 1, 2021, 5:52 am

Nancy & Family,

So very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing! We are Sending our Deepest Condolences! You two were the Ideal Couple, I looked up to you both, back in the late 60 ‘s and early 70’s when you were dating! I know many of your classmates felt the same way, I could tell by the look on their faces! Thank God for our Memories! Sending prayers to you and you family!

Shirley & Corky Westfall
Belleview FL & Titusville PA.

Teri Barenborg

June 29, 2021, 2:15 am

Our Sympathies to the Kelly Family- Cliff was a wonderful man, faithful, professional and a friend to all. Hugs and prayers to you all.
The Barenborg Family

Peg Gifford

June 30, 2021, 9:22 pm

So very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. My last visit to AUMC pre-covid, he and Nancy and I had a nice chat. I never expected that would be my last time visiting with him. He was a kind, gentle and faithful servant and Glenn and I enjoyed working with him in varying capacities at AUMC. I’m sure he had a positive influence on every child he came in contact with.
In sympathy to the entire Kelly family.

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