Obituary of George Leo Kelly
George Leo Kelly, age 86, of Longport, NJ passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday January 19, 2021. Born November 9, 1934 in Union City, NJ, he lived in Linden, Clark, Marlton, and Longport, NJ. George graduated from Linden High School in 1952. Throughout his career, he advanced rank in trucking sales, eventually becoming VP of Sales at Matlack Trucking, Inc, and later the President of Sales for National Freight. In retirement., he pursued his real estate license and opened a home construction company, Blackstone Development. George was a devout Catholic and served as an usher at Holy Trinity Parish in Longport. He proudly served as a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching sports, especially football, hockey, and boxing. He also golfed, loved to fish, and owned a boat all of his life.
Survivors include his wife Debra Kelly, his children Brian Kelly (Sharon), and DiAnne Kelly (Charles), and his grandchildren Kevin, Daniel, Joseph, Michael, Elizabeth, Jack, John, Ruby, and a great-grandson James. He is predeceased by by first wife and mother of his children, Marie Kelly. Memorial contributions may be given to the Knights of Columbus Council #7316, Holy Trinity Parish, 11 N. Kenyon Ave., Margate, NJ 08402.
A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Saturday, January 23rd at the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, 1707 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am at Holy Trinity Parish: Epiphany Church, 2801 Ventnor Ave., Longport, NJ 08403. Entombment will be private.