The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


October 21, 2013

Harry A. Kelsey


Harry A. Kelsey, 92, of Oakfield, died on Sunday (October 20, 2013) at Medina Memorial Hospital in Medina. Mr. Kelsey was born July 11, 1921 in Alexander, a son of the late Henry and Lois (Parker) Kelsey.
Mr. Kelsey was a farmer and owned Kelsey Farms in Oakfield. He was a member of the Genesee County Soil and Water Board for 35 years, East Pembroke Grange, Indian Falls United Methodist Church and was a New York State Grange Officer. He was a director for the Genesee Patrons Insurance and drove bus for the Oakfield Alabama Central School District. Mr. Kelsey enjoyed farming and taking his family and friends to dinner.
Survivors include a special friend, Chris Shannon of Medina; his children, Laura (Carl) Schoonover of Oakfield, Douglas (Denise) Kelsey of Oakfield, Sandra (Rick) Buffolano of Sugarland, TX; a brother, Frank (Ethel Louise) Kelsey of Rochester; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Wilma (Stone) Kelsey died in 1978. He is a brother of the late Lyle Kelsey, Charles Kelsey, Henry Kelsey and June Grice.
Calling hours are on Thursday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Services will be on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. Memorials may be made to the New York State Grange, 100 Grange Place, Cortland, NY 13045.
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