Edwin N. (Tuffy) Kelley, 75, of Webster Road, Brocton, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with lymphoma.
Edwin was born at home in Dewittville, N.Y., to the late Forrest and Virchie (Higginbotham) Kelley on Nov. 20, 1938, and lived there until 1947 when he moved to Brocton to finish his education.
Mr. Kelley worked at Niagara Mohawk as a maintenance supervisor for 31 years before accepting an early retirement in 1994.
Edwin N. (Tuffy) Kelley
Edwin is survived by his loving wife, Faye (Ertell), whom he married on July 7, 1957, and shared 56 wonderful years of marriage; six children: Eileen Baldridge of Brocton, N.Y., Joanne Kohler, also of Brocton, Barbara Riewaldt of Hamburg, N.Y., Cheryl (Charles "Chip") Clutter of Enoree, S.C., and Edwin "Butch" Kelley and Michelle Kelley-Dispense, both of Brocton, N.Y.; two brothers: Everett (Judy) Kelley of Buckeye, Ariz., and Edgar (Linda) Kelley of Groveport, Ohio; 14 grandchildren: Jennifer, Kimberly, Jeramiah, Shannon, Christopher, Christy, John, Matthew, Danielle, David, Janelle, Stephanie, Logan and Connor; 13 great-grandchildren: Joseph, Makenzie, Brianna, Morganne, Jimmie, Gracelyn, Ian, Kyleigh, Peyton, Ryan, John, Leigha and Cael; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four brothers: Jack Higginbotham, Erwin Kelley, Ernest Kelley and Evan Kelley; and a great-grandchild, Jayden Riewaldt.
Mr. Kelley is listed as an "Active Hero" by the American Red Cross for a Lifetime Donation of 111 units of blood. He enjoyed camping, his fifth wheel, travel, sports, eating out and carpentry. Above all, Mr. Kelley was a family man and will be dearly missed.
Arrangements are by the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, N.Y. Calling hours are on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. Services will also be held at the Morse Funeral Home presided by the Rev. Larry Morrison on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with a luncheon to follow at location to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Red Cross, 825 John St., West Henrietta, NY 14586.