Douglas Kelsey

Obituary of Douglas Kelsey

Douglas W. Kelsey, 65, of Oakfield, passed away on Monday (November 13, 2017) at United Memorial Medical Center.

Douglas was born August 2, 1952 in Batavia, the son of the late Harry and Wilma (Stone) Kelsey.

Douglas loved his children and grandchildren and would do anything for them. He enjoyed camping, baking, playing dominoes and loved animals. He was a 50 year member of the NYS Grange, board member with Genesee County Ag Society and a past member of 4H and FFA. Douglas was a highly dedicated bus driver for Elba Central School.

Survivors include his wife, Denise (St. Pierre) Kelsey of Oakfield; children, Henry (Andrea Ackles) Kelsey of York, Bryon Kelsey of Los Angeles, CA, Diane Panetta of Boise, ID, Suzanne Panetta of Batavia, Matthew Kelsey of Batavia, Charlotte Kelsey of Denham Springs, LA and AnneMarie Kelsey of Oakfield; grandchildren, Lillian, Hunter, Wyatt and Katelyn Kelsey and Ryleigh Ackles-Hunter; two sisters, Laura K. (Carl) Schoonover of Oakfield and Sandra (Richard) Buffolano of Sugarland, TX; an aunt, Carolyn Guerdat of Raleigh, NC; an uncle, Frank (Ethel Louise) Kelsey of Utica and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Douglas' Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Saint Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NYS Grange, 100 Grange Place, Cortland, NY 13045 or to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020, or online at geneseecancerassistance.com/donate.