James “Jim” Weaver Kelly



Glen Mills, Pa.

James Weaver Kelly, “Jim,” age 85, of Glen Mills, Pa., passed away on April 25, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 21, 1936, to Clement W. and Mary Kernan Kelly in Montgomery County, Pa.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara Joly Kelly; son, Jim Kelly; daughters, Yvonne (Todd) Levant and Deana (Steve) Czaban; and six grandchildren, James W. (Emma) Kelly, Austin Levant, Catherine Czaban, Olivia Grace Kelly, Luke Levant and Megan Czaban.

Jim resided the past eight years in Glen Mills, Pa., previously residing in Bar Harbor and Drexel Hill, Pa. He was president and CEO of a three-generation family-owned textile business before retirement. He moved to Bar Harbor, where Jim and his wife, Barbara, owned and operated The Black Friar Inn Bed and Breakfast for nine years before building their home and living there for another 19 years. Jim met Barbara on a blind date while serving his country in the Marine Corps Reserves for six years. He was devoted to his faith as a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Concord, Pa., and was an active member of Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove and Holy Comforter in Drexel Hill, Pa. Jim was a licensed Maine guide, specializing in ocean kayaking. Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid fly fisherman. He loved sailing, playing tennis, skiing, and cross-country skiing. Mostly Jim loved spending time with his loving family.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. at the Maris Grove Chapel followed by funeral services 11 a.m. at Maris Grove Chapel. Interment will be at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Maris Grove Residential Care Fund. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com.

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