Stephen was a graduate of Perry Central School class of 1971. He was the owner and operator of Steve Kelly’s Sales and Service and small engine repair in Perry Center and was currently working for Frontier Foods, delivering meals on wheels throughout Wyoming County. He was the manager and bartender for the former Baker’s In in Perry for over 20 years and worked briefly for Beaver River Hotel in Beaver River. A member of the Living Hope Fellowship Church in Castile, Perry VFW Post #5009 in Perry, Constellation Lodge #404 for the Free and Accepted Masons, Studebaker Club of America and was a life member of the Perry Center Fire Department. Steve enjoyed reading, working on small engines, automobiles including his Studebaker, going to air shows, traveling, especially to Beaver River each summer and was an avid history buff.
He is survived by his mother; Grace “Joanne” Kelly of Perry; sister Phyllis Baker of Castile; fiancé Louise Parker of Perry; nephew Philip Baker of Castile; 5 step children; Louise’s dogs Shorty, Gracie and Pippa along with many cousins and friends.
Friends and family are invited to call from 12:00 noon-2:00PM on Sunday April 9, 2017 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530 where a 2:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.
Memorials may be made to the Perry Center Fire Department P.O. Box 204 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.