Dale S. Kelly
Monday, 23 December 2013 12:37
    Former Dundalk resident and World War II veteran Dale S. Kelly died Dec. 12 at his home in Middle River of natural causes. He was 97.
    Born in Clymer, Pa., he moved to Edgemere with his family when he was nine years old, following the death of his father in a coal mining accident. He later moved to Dundalk with his first wife.  
    He served in the U.S. Navy on destroyers in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. He was a life member of the VFW and also volunteered with the Baltimore County Auxiliary Police, where he rose to the rank of captain. He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 39 years.
    An avid Orioles fan, he liked all sports and enjoyed the Baltimore Colts and the Ravens as well. He was a lifetime golfer, bowled and liked to go crabbing on his boat. He also loved to travel.
    Survivors include Ethel J. Kelly, his wife of 23 years, daughters Kathryn Houck, Diana Wakefield and Deborah Harvey, stepsons Jim Stanley, Steve Zimmerman and Thomas Zimmerman, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Parents Sam and Viola Baker, former wives Josephine Reitano Kelly and Dolores Boddice Kelly, stepsons Robert Stanley and Donald Zimmerman and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
    Services were held at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, with interment at Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.