Beekmantown — Daniel A. Kelley, 53, of the Butler Road, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at CVPH Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Nov. 27, 1948, the son of the late John Kuhn and Dorothy Beaman.
Dan is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Kelley; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Becky and Bill LaRock of Plattsburgh and Robin and Josh Sanders of Watertown; one stepson and his partner, Adam Nash and Jen Boulrice of Chazy; five grandchildren, Gabe, Allison, Dexter, Zander and Owen; two sisters and their husbands, Cheryl and Clyde Shaver and Robin and Patrick Perrin; three brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Gail Kelley, David Kuhn and Paul Kelley.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Joanne Wolf and Judith Thomas.
Dan was a Vietnam veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, where he was a tank combat commander. Dan was wounded while in combat, recovered from his injuries and returned to combat. He received the Purple Heart along with other medals and a Combat Action Ribbon.
Upon leaving the service as a corporal he was self employed as a master mechanic.
Dan loved hunting and fishing, he was an avid sportsman, but most of all he loved people - he will be dearly missed. Our Dan will always be with us.
Dan wanted a special thank you sent out to the nurses and staff at CVPH. They were all very kind and caring during his long stay. Dan also wanted to say thanks to the staff in dietary.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Vietnam Veterans memorial or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by the R. W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.
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