Myron William Kelly, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 10, 2021. He was born July 10, 1942, in Lysander, New York to the late Laurence Marshall Kelly and Harriet Morehous Kelly. Myron graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1964 and earned a Ph.D from NC State University in 1968. After working for four years as a chemist at Borden Chemical Company in Bainbridge NY, he was employed for 34 years as a Professor at NC State University in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, College of Natural Resources. For fun, he served as leader of Boy Scout Troop 236 for 16 years. He loved working in the yard, keeping his six birdfeeders and three hummingbird feeders filled, and chasing off squirrels with his bb gun.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 on July 23 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra Larson Kelly; sons: James Laurence Kelly and wife, Kelly, Thomas Lee Kelly and wife, Anne-Mari, Matthew Myron Kelly and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren: Patrick, Daniel, Meghan, Charlize, Keira, Arden, and Carston; sisters: Virginia K. Bredefeld and husband, Ernest, Dorothy K. Kalbfus and husband, John.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip Lutheran Church Columbarium Fund, where Myron’s ashes will be placed or to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.
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