William A. Kelleman, of Pittston, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 7, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
He and his wife, Barbara Ciccone Kelleman, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5, 2012.
Born in Dupont, he was a son of the late Joseph and Susan Dvorchak Kelleman. William was a graduate of Pittston Central Catholic High School, class of 1953, where he served as class president. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The University of Scranton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement, he was employed for over 40 years by Anemostat Products, Scranton, and prior to that worked for Pitney Bowes, Connecticut. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. He was also a member of the South Pittston Social Club.
Bill enjoyed golfing and kept busy doing his yard work and projects around his home. He was an exceptionally talented woodworker.
William was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Wesley Village and to Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli and Dr. John Peters for their compassionate care over the years.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his two sons, William Kelleman and his wife, Tina, Duryea and Matthew Kelleman, Pompano Beach, Fla.; brother, Andrew Kelleman, New Jersey; sisters, Olga Bryk, Dupont, Elizabeth Kontos, Greenwich, Conn.; several nieces and nephews; his beloved pets, Tessy, Pebbles, and Binky.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers, John, Joseph and Edward Kelleman.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston, (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Military services will be conducted by the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.