The Rev. Herbert Olin Kelsey Jr. of Hartford, an ordained United Church of Christ pastor for 50 years, died on Dec. 10, 2017. He was 91.
The Rev. Kelsey graduated from Hartford Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in June of 1962 and was ordained on June 9, 1962, at the First Church of Hartland, CT. During his 50 years as an ordained minister he served in churches in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Chingford, England, where he retired. He moved back to the states in 1996 and remained active in the United Church of Christ as a visiting pastor to many local churches in Connecticut until 2001.
The Rev. Kelsey is survived by five children and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 AM on Wed., Dec. 27, 2017 at Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland St, Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, 22 Masonic Ave, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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