News Roundup – Honoring Larry Kelley

May 21, 1951 — January 27, 2021
“Be wise, organize.”

Larry Kelley, who retired in 2018, recently passed away. Larry was a 38-year member of Local 102H. He started as a volunteer national organizer in 1996 and then served 10 years as a UWUA national organizer. Thousands of UWUA members benefited from Larry’s work, which he always enjoyed. He was a lineman and serviceman for West Penn Power Company, and past president of Local 102H.

He was always “Proud to be union. Representative for the worker.” His death was not COVID-19 related.

Larry loved fishing and traveling, his cars, and especially his little cat, Gracie. Surviving in addition to his wife, Ann, are two stepsons, David Lucas II, and Michael Lucas. He was very proud of his boys. Also surviving is his daughter Allison Kelley Hillberry; brothers Gary Kelley, James Kelley, Robert Kelley, William Kelley, grandchildren Ashley Lucas, Kelli Lucas, Jonathan Lucas, Madison Lucas and Jeg Lucas; and several nieces and nephews.

Larry will always be remembered for his saying, “Be wise, organize.” Larry Kelley, R.I.P.