Herbert “Butch” Kelly Jr., maintenance supervisor at Interface, National Guard member, NASCAR enthusiast

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Herbert “Butch” Kelly, Jr., 64, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 16 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after a brief illness.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, class of 1969.

Butch recently retired from Interface Solutions in Fulton as a maintenance supervisor after 42 years. He served with the Army National Guard of New York from 1970 to 1976.

Butch owned a 1968 Chevy Camaro in which he took much pride. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races. He was a true family man and gentleman and known by his family and friends for his ability to tinker with just about anything.

Butch was predeceased by his son, Chad Kelly in 2012.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Donna Duda Kelly of Fulton; his daughter, Corin Kelly of Fayetteville, NC; a sister, Lorelei Hanczyk of Fulton; brothers-in-law, James (Karen) Duda of FL and Gerald (Natasha) Duda of NV; a sister-in-law, Dawn (William) Goss of Hastings and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the OCAWL/SPCA, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069. 

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