James Paul Kelly

James Paul Kelly

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Mar 1989 (aged 78)
Corona, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot Section B-29, Lot 19
Memorial ID 206687027 · View Source
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James Paul Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the second child and first son James Patrick Joseph Kelly and Harriet Clare Curran. James Married Margaret Barrie Cumming on January 22, 1938 in Allegheny Country, Pennsylvania.

As children, James and his siblings were encouraged by their mother to take dance lessons. The family later ran a dance studio at which lessons were taught by four of the Kelly children. James seems not to have taught there, as he didn't have as strong an interest as his siblings. His brothers Fred and Gene pursued careers as dancers and Gene Kelly was to become quite famous on Broadway and in Hollywood films.

James' career led him in an entirely different direction, and he become an aeronautics engineer.

Obituary from the Palm Springs Desert Sun of March 4, 1989
James Paul Kelly, 78, aerospace engineer

Mass for James Paul Kelly, 78, of Desert Hot Springs, will be said Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Palm Springs.

Mr. Kelly died Friday at Corona Gables Convalescent Hospital in Corona. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., he was a retired aerospace engineer.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Kelly of Los Angeles and Margaret L. Greenfield of Lake Tahoe; Nev.; a son, James F. Kelly of Torrance; two sisters, Jay Radranzki (sic) and Louise Bailey, both of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m. at Palm Springs Mortuary.

Burial will be in Desert Memorial Park.


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  • Created by: Sarah Thompson
  • Added: 30 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206687027
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Paul Kelly (17 Sep 1910–3 Mar 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206687027, citing Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Thompson (contributor 48685274) .