Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bruce L. Kelly, 88, of Virginia Beach

Bruce L. Kelly (Altmeyer Funeral Home)

Bruce L. Kelly, a retired Master Chief and Machine Repairman in the United States Navy, passed away on February 21, 2024, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on February 9, 1936, in Ishpeming, Michigan.

Throughout his life, Bruce exemplified dedication and hard work. His passion for the sea carried him through a successful career in the Navy, where he served with honor and distinction. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Bruce found joy in simple pleasures – the beach, fishing excursions, working on various home projects in his garage, and cheering on his beloved Green Bay Packers football team.

Bruce was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 67 years, Ann Kelly. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. He is survived by his son Paul Kelly, daughter-in-law Christine, and his two grandchildren Brooke and Parks Kelly.

In his passing, Bruce leaves behind a legacy of strength, resilience, and unwavering love for his family. His spirit will forever be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.

Bruce lived a life filled with purpose and determination, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. May his memory continue to inspire us all to live each day to the fullest, just as he did.

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