J. Chely

J. Chely

1921 - 2012

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James Robert Chely "Bob" Passed away January 9, 2012. Bob, as he was known his entire life, was born on January 30, 1921 in Elmira and resided in Elmira his entire life, except for his service time in the Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Bob retired as Director of Elmira Housing Authority in 1985. He was predeceased by his wife Olga and daughter Mary. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Darine Chely of Boulder, CO, with their son Merrick; Jim and Wendy Chely of Elmira. Bob and Olga were lifelong communicants of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. They also devoted over 50 years helping the Dominican Nuns on West Church St. in Elmira. Bob enjoyed hunting, but is mainly known for playing golf, especially his putting prowess. There is no doubt that he will be joining Dick, Ike, Jerry and Don on the first tee. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14905. We would like to thank the staff of the 5th floor at St. Joseph's Hospital for the care our father received.
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