2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

David Preston Kelly May 12, 1946 - October 2, 2020

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David Preston Kelly

David Preston Kelly, age 74, passed away on October 2, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer.

David was born in Cincinnati, OH to Lowell and Marie Kelly. He married Susan (nee Haworth) Kelly, and she survives.

David is also survived by his children; Stacie (Rusty) Sapper, Jason (Shannon) Kelly, Lianne (Matthew) Schmidt and Caitlin (Joel) Jaimes, grandchildren; Liam, Sean, Carlie, Jacob, Emerson, Callie, Anna, Zipporah, David and Daniel, sister, Lois (John) Cocanougher and many extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David worked at GE as an engineer for over 50 years, retiring multiple times, as he kept going back. He was a member of the Vineyard Community Church and volunteered at the Healing Center and in the Hospitality Ministry making coffee, religiously. He loved classic cars, old coins and knew the name of every tree he saw. He attended the Greenhill’s Classic Coin Show every month since he was a child. David was always happiest working on the farm, tending to his prized zinnias and cosmos. Family was always at the center of his world. His work ethic and understated humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation for David Kelly will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM until services begin at 11:00 AM, at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be directed to The Vineyard Healing Center https://www.vineyardcincinnati.com/healing-center-give. Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.

 

Visitation for David Kelly will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM until services begin at 11:00 AM, at:

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
2155 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations can be directed to The Vineyard Healing Center https://www.vineyardcincinnati.com/healing-center-give. Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.

 

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    Greg Foley says

    I had the pleasure of working with Dave for many years at GE. He was a gentle and compassionate man to be around. When he returned to work as a pensioner it was still the same reliable Dave adding his expertise wherever there was work to finish. I am sorry for the loss that his friends and family are experiencing. I wish I could have been at the services but I was out of state at this time.

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    Vicki Billow says

    I am so sorry to have to say so long to such a wonderful person. I served with Dave at the Vineyard church, where he loved to volunteer and serve. My sincere condolences to the whole Kelly family.

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    Dawn Caudill says

    I volunteered with Dave at the Healing Center. He was kind, dedicated, humble, and will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family for peace and comfort. So sorry for your loss.

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    Irma F. Dillard Rogers says

    To the Kelly Family – We offer our Deepest Sympathies to the entire family during this most difficult time. Mr. Kelly was so warm and friendly to us when we visited, we shall always remember his humor and bright smile. He always made us feel truly welcome and at home. God gave you guys an excellent husband and father truly a man of God and a Great Family Provider. We mourn his loss with you because he was a man of inspiration and great character as evidenced by the love of his family and friends. You are most fortunate to have had a man who loved God, loved his family and people in general. He most certainly will be missed. Just remember his smile and that he’s watching from Heaven now and for Eternity. God Bless

    The Dillard Family

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    Jeanne Gliva says

    The Gliva/Whitmire extended family is sending heartfelt condolences to the extended Kelly family

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    Rebecca Bennion says

    What a blow to lose someone so precious so quickly! My sincerest sympathy to the families. What I know about your family is the legacy of love and support you have been left by this man. I pray you will pull together to support each other. I know that because of our Savior Jesus Christ he will be resurrected. He still lives in the world of spirits now. And you will see him again!

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