Obituary: James H. McKelvey Sr.

 James H. McKelvey Sr.
James H. McKelvey Sr.

BEACON FALLS — James H. McKelvey, Sr., 86, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at his home.

Jim was born on Nov. 28, 1928 in Waterbury, a son of the late Chester and Catherine (Farrell) McKelvey, and had worked at Scovill Manufacturing for 28 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and he was a member of the American Legion Post 17 in Naugatuck.

Jim leaves a son, James H. McKelvey, Jr.; daughters, Pam Samms, Jane McKelvey and Debrah Pastrich; a brother, John McKelvey; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services are Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

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