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John S. "Doc" Kelly

August 11, 1946 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 74)

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John S. Kelly, MD, 74, of Kimball Hollow Rd., Smethport, PA formerly of Emporium and Conshohocken, Pa died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Friday evening (December 11, 2020). He was born August 11, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late John Andrew Kelly and Maria Anna Soppick Kelly.

He graduated from Upper Merion High School in the class of 1964. He then attended Drexel University and Hershey Medical School where he graduated in 1972. Doc, as most people knew him, worked in several local hospitals including Elk Regional, Charles Cole and most recent before retiring Ridgway Hospital. He was an avid trapper and hunter. He loved to read and was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and was known to randomly break into an Irish jig, especially at the holidays. He was drawn to this area by the beautiful mountains and the yearning to be a more hands on “country doctor”. 

Dr. Kelly is survived by two daughters, Holly (Steve) Manginell, Emporium;  Colleen (Deane Clapper) Kelly, Hatboro, PA; two sons, James Kelly, Emporium and Michael (Monica Bohmer) Kelly, Selinsgrove, PA; seven grandchildren: Dominick and Madisen Manginell, Sebastian and Jake Clapper, Quinn and Estelle Kelly, and Anthony Bryant Zucal. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Monica Kelly Bridges.

No visitation and services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, c/o: Carl Carlson, 125 E. Fifth St., Emporium, PA 15834

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