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Obituary for William R. Kelley

COHOES - William R. Kelley, 66, of Lincoln Ave, died peacefully in the comfort of his home, on March 27, 2024, after a series of major health issues throughout the years. Born in Troy on December 11, 1957, son of the late Richard and Margaret Zigler Kelley, he was a 1977 graduate of Lansingburgh High School.

Bill worked as a parts manager in the former Action Chevrolet, Troy, NY for over 38 years.

He was an active 15 year member of TARA(Troy Amateur Radio Assoc.), where he was known as “Doc” and identiufied by call sign W2RGB. He was also a 46 year member of the Schaghticoke Fair Early Engine Club. Bill was also talented at restoring old stand up and vacuum tube radios.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Rosemary Gervasio Kelley, a son William R. Kelley Jr, and his daughter Christina R. Kelley.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the NYOH Community Cancer Foundation, 449 Route 146, Suite 101, Clifton Park, New York 12065 in memory of William R. Kelley. Visit to share memories and photos, leave condolences.