November 5, 2023
Perry O. Kelts, 73, of Watertown passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Albany Medical Center.
Perry was born in Westfield September 28, 1950, son of Claude V. and Avis F. (Trask) Kelts. He moved to Florida in 1970 to be with his parents and worked as a custodian in several churches. He returned to the North Country in 1996 and worked at the Black River Valley Club as a custodian. He attended Asbury United Methodist Church, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed bus rides to Salmon Run Mall. Perry was with JRC, now ARC, since 1997.
Perry is survived by his sister and her husband, Linda J. and Philip L. Elliott, Clayton, one niece, one nephew and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Patricia A. Travis.
A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on Friday, November 17, at 11 AM with Pastor Michael Terrell presiding. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Perry's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of your choice.