Donald Kelley, a research chemist for several U.S. companies, died Nov. 9, 2019. He was 85.
In 1955 Kelley graduated from Williams College with a degree in chemistry. From Princeton, he earned a master’s degree in 1957 and a Ph.D. in 1958, also in chemistry.
He worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y.; Sprague Electric in North Adams, Mass.; Foster Grant in Leominster, Mass.; and Huntsman Chemical in Chesapeake, Va. As a research chemist, he was responsible for many patents.
In 1999 Kelley retired and moved to Bennington, Vt., with his wife to be nearer to their children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and taking care of animals. But his favorite activity was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and cheering them on.
He is survived by Carole Ann, whom he married in 1955; two children; and four grandchildren.
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