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James J. Kellar

December 17, 2018

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James J. Kellar

December 17, 2018


James J. Kellar, 75, of Plains, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.


Jim was born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late Joseph and Frieda Mazur Kellar. He was a graduate of Meyers High School and attended West Side Area Vocational Technical School. Jim was an Army Veteran, serving from 1960- 1963. He was formerly employed by Air Products, Inc.


Jim was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he served as an usher and a volunteer with the church’s annual bazaar. He was also a member of the St. Nicholas/St. Mary’s School Sports Club. Jim served as an assistant scout master for St. Nicholas Boy Scout Troop 43 and for the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of the Wyoming Valley and the Wilkes-Barre Coin Clubs and  was an avid collector.


Jim will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Burns Kellar; daughter Christine (Tina) Kellar, Plains; brothers-in-law Richard Burns and his wife, Susan, Plains and Donald Burns; nephew and godson David Burns; nephews John Burns, William Burns, Brian Burns, Mark Burns, and Sean Burns; great nieces and great nephews.


Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be concelebrated by Msgr. Patrick Pratico and Fr. Joseph Verespy at 10 AM in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.


Interment will be in the St. Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown.


Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.


Memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.


Online condolences may be made by visiting Jim’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.