KEL­LEY, JR., Her­bert David "Dave"

The Palm Beach Post - - OBITUARIES -

Her­bert David (Dave) Kel­ley, Jr. a re­tired civil en­gi­neer and land sur­veyor, passed to glory on Oc­to­ber 9, 2018 at Palm Beach Gar­dens Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was 80 years old. Mr. Kel­ley was born on De­cem­ber 4, 1937, in Akron, Ohio. He be­gan his col­lege ca­reer at Case In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy in Cleve­land, Ohio and fin­ished at the Uni­ver­sity of Akron earn­ing a Bachelor of Sci­ence de­gree in Civil Engi­neer­ing. He then en­tered mil­i­tary ser­vice in the United States Air Force Re­serves. He rose to the rank of cap­tain in the USA FR’s, re­sign­ing in 1972.Af­ter col­lege, he worked as a Squad De­sign En­gi­neer at the Ohio De­part­ment of High­ways from 1963 to 1969. He wrote a book on Geodesy, deal­ing with the City of Akron’s Hor­i­zon­tal & Ver­ti­cal Con­trol Net­work that he par­tic­i­pated in cre­at­ing in 1965.He and his fam­ily moved to West Palm Beach in 1969, join­ing the pri­vate con­sult­ing firm of Adair & Brady, Inc. He ob­tained his pro­fes­sional en­gi­neer and pro­fes­sional land sur­vey­ing li­censes in Florida. Four years later, he started his own con­sult­ing firm (Kel­ley Engi­neer­ing As­so­ci­ates, Inc.) which served both pri­vate and pub­lic clients for 13 ½ years. He then merged with a plan­ning firm to of­fer mul­ti­ple ser­vice to mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. He joined the School Dis­trict of Palm Beach County in the spring of 1996, serv­ing as their Chief Civil En­gi­neer, and was se­lected as the Chief Civil En­gi­neer, and then Util­ity En­gi­neer for the City of Boyn­ton Beach in May 1997 re­tir­ing in 2012. While serv­ing with the City of Boyn­ton Beach, he wrote De­sign Man­u­als for both the Util­i­ties and Engi­neer­ing Di­vi­sions. Mr. Kel­ley con­trib­uted to our com­mu­nity through his ac­tive in­volve­ment with the Town of Lake Clarke Shores as a mem­ber of the Town Coun­cil, Town En­gi­neer and one year as Mayor. He loved his fam­ily and they greatly ben­e­fited from his role as hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and great-grand­fa­ther. Mr. Kel­ley had been mar­ried to his wife Pauline (Pam) Kel­ley since De­cem­ber 1967. She passed away in June 2013. He leaves his daugh­ters, Kathryn (Kitty) with her fam­ily liv­ing in Easley, South Carolina, Kim­berly liv­ing in West Palm Beach, and Dana Lynn liv­ing with her hus­band in Dublin, Georgia, and his son, Bryan, liv­ing with his wife Anna and fam­ily in Sugar Land, Texas. His fam­ily re­flects 4 chil­dren, 12 grand­chil­dren, 29 great-grand­chil­dren and one great-great grand­son. He was an ac­tive mem­ber of his faith com­mu­nity at­tend­ing Faith Pres­by­te­rian Church in Palm Springs, fol­lowed by serv­ing as an usher at the faith com­mu­nity of First Pres­by­te­rian Church North Palm Beach meet­ing at his res­i­dence of the Water­ford, Juno Beach, Florida. His faith in Christ was ev­i­denced through his life of in­tegrity, ser­vice, and faith­ful­ness to Christ who he pro­fessed as his per­sonal Lord and Sav­ior. His fam­ily in­vites you to cel­e­brate his life on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 16, dur­ing visi­ta­tion from 5 to 8 p.m. and a cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Oc­to­ber 17 at 10 a.m. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, he will be laid to rest at the lo­cal fed­eral vet­eran ceme­tery in West Lan­tana, Florida. In Lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to: Home Page | Women In The Win­dow In­ter­na­tional

Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Mem­ory Gar­dens Fu­neral Home 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL. 33461 www.dorsey-smith­mem­o­ry­gar­dens.com

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