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Perry O. Kelts

November 5, 2023

Perry O. Kelts, 73, of Watertown passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Albany Medical Center.

Perry was born in Westfield September 28, 1950, son of Claude V. and Avis F. (Trask) Kelts. He moved to Florida in 1970 to be with his parents and worked as a custodian in several churches. He returned to the North Country in 1996 and worked at the Black River Valley Club as a custodian. He attended Asbury United Methodist Church, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed bus rides to Salmon Run Mall. Perry was with JRC, now ARC, since 1997.

Perry is survived by his sister and her husband, Linda J. and Philip L. Elliott, Clayton, one niece, one nephew and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Patricia A. Travis.

A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on Friday, November 17, at 11 AM with Pastor Michael Terrell presiding. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Perry's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of your choice.


#7 LINDA PERRIN 2023-11-09 04:29
Phil and Linda, just a note to let you know that you are beomg hald in my thoughts and prayers.
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#6 Don & Jeanne Orilio 2023-11-08 20:41
We have fond memories of being with Perry when he came to visit you in Florida. I liked talking with him about his beloved Dallas Cowboys. Boy, did he like that team.
Linda and Phil, we are so sorry about Perry’s passing.
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#5 Terri Fulmer 2023-11-08 15:24
I have never known a individual that had such
Unique personality. He would always be so happy and appreciative of the little things in life. I wish more people
People could be like Perry.God Bless. You taught
Me so much thank you.
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#4 Shirley wilmer-frye 2023-11-08 08:39
God has received an angel, a true gentleman in my eyes
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#3 Shirley wilmer-frye 2023-11-08 08:37
Perry was a man of honor, a gentleman in his own right. He loved life, he would deny pain, pain that you and I would not, just so he could do his outings. How he loved his freedom. His sister meant a lot to him, he would express his love of her to me. It was my honor to be Perry’s nurse when I worked there,God has received an angel .
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#2 Ken West 2023-11-07 21:08
I m truly sorry to hear the news of your loss. He was one in a million and someone I respected for his efforts in life. We had our highs and lows but he always would try and carry a smile. He liked to help people in whatever way he could. We had talked a bit when I would see him at pt.
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#1 Lee and Sandy Mills 2023-11-07 20:06
So sorry with Perry’s passing. I have a fond memory of going on a manatee boat ride with Perry and his excitement of seeing a manatee eating the grass. I also remember his eating a huge ice cream sundae at Manny’s chop house and being so excited.
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