Ricke M. Kelly, 63, Altoona, passed away at UPMC Altoona.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul Francis and Agnes Frances (Lantz) Kelly. On Aug. 25, 1979, he married Donna Woodring at St. Marks Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife, surviving are his nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Leslie Kelly; and his dog, Bella.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers: Ron and Paul Thomas; and a sister, Donna Arnsperger.
He was an electrician for Norfolk Southern Corp., for 29 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Ricke was a member of the following organizations: Bavarian Aid Society; Uter Uns; Catholic War Veterans; St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood; Buccinese Society; and Swiff Rifle. Ricke was a 1975 graduate of Altoona High School.
Ricke enjoyed playing Bocce.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Father Lubomir Strecok celebrant. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.
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