John A. “Bud” Kelenosy

John A. “Bud” Kelenosy, 92, of Wareham, died May 1, 2014 in Tobey Hospital, Wareham. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Loring) Kelenosy and the son of the late Anthony and Zuzanna (Pokrzyura) Kelenosy. His first wife, Elinor (Bennett) Kelenosy died in 1967.

He was born in Wallingford, CT and lived in Wareham for many years. He served in the United States Army as a Captain during WWII.

Mr. Kelenosy was the Assistant Administrator at Tobey Hospital for 30 years before retiring in 1986. He then worked as the Director of Health Services for the Plymouth County Sherriff’s Department. He also served as a call firefighter for the Wareham and Onset Fire Departments.

He was a member and moderator of the First Congregational Church and served on many committees at the church. He was a life member of the Benjamin D. Cushing VFW Post 2425 in Marion.

Mr. Kelenosy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cape and Islands Heart Association and Town of Wareham American Cancer Society.

He served two terms as a selectman for the Town of Wareham and was an active member of the Board of Health, Finance Committee, EDIC, Wareham Community Associates and the Historical Society. He was past chairman of the Town Republican Committee. He was on the board of the “Midge” Roby Research and Scholarship Foundation. He was also a life member of Tobey Guild and the Wareham Firefighters Association.

Survivors include a son, Bruce P. Kelenosy of Wareham; a daughter, Karen McPhail of Vineyard Haven; 2 step daughters, Sandra Slavin of Wareham and Diane Fini of West Newbury; a sister, Mary Holden of FL; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

His funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the First Congregational Church, 11 Gibbs Ave., Wareham. Burial will be in Center Cemetery.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Congregational Church, 11 Gibbs Ave., Wareham, MA 02571.

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