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Monday September 9th, 2019
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Monday September 9th, 2019

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Bruce Kelder

It is with deep regret that we say “goodbye” to Bruce Kelder of Olivebridge. As number 11 of 12 children, Bruce tried to blend into the crowd… not wanting to be identified as “just one of those Kelders”… Bruce had to make his exit from this earth on Thursday evening, as Friday was set to be the Annual Kelder Classic Golf Tournament. Being a considerate man, he didn’t want to embarrass his brothers out on the field.

Bruce leaves behind an enormous family, including two daughters, Dianna and Shelby, and a granddaughter, Tavyn, who he will miss spoiling rotten. Son of the late Bradford and Leora Kelder, Bruce joins his siblings Nancy and Brad. He says farewell to his beautiful sisters Sue, Patricia, Dawn,  Cindy… and Art. For Art, Bruce asks that we all say a prayer, as he has been afflicted with a chronic hangnail. To his brothers John, David, Jamie, and Scott… he says he was “obviously the favorite son”. Thank you all for the love and support you’ve always given.

His family, friends, and surrounding community brought him the upmost joy. The friends he made over the years at Schrade Cutlery and Hunter Panels will be sorely missed. Bruce would ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either the Olive Fire Department or the Olive First Aid Squad. His final regret is that he will be unable to escort his youngest daughter down the aisle in October. He promises to be there in spirit, hoping that she has the most amazing and memorable day she most certainly deserves.

Visiting will be held on Monday, September 9th  from 4-7 pm at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson. A celebration of his life is scheduled for 6:30 pm that evening at the funeral home.

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I am so sorry for your loss. May he R.I.P. May the Lord help you thru the grief of losing your loved one.

Patricia Davis Sep 10 2019 12:00 AM

To Scott, Jamie and the entire Kelder family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although I did not know Bruce the Obituary was written in true Kelder fashion. Bruce has moved on but the times and memories you all share will last till you meet again.

Mike Waldron Sep 9 2019 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on September 9, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Kelder

Lori Beck Sep 8 2019 12:00 AM

To the Kelder family my condolences for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Edward Calhoun Sep 8 2019 12:00 AM

My love to the Kelder family Bruce, I have known you what seemed like forever, but since you passed, I realized it was such a short time. You were always a kind gentle man, which shows in your beautiful kind daughters. May you Rest In Peace, but know that you will be missed.

Connie Rogers Sep 8 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Bruce. I am sure you will have a grand welcome with all the family and friends waiting for you. Miss you.Still remember the day I took you and Dave to see a Hard Days Night (on your dads birthday) and you insisted we had to get him a birthday present...2 goldfish...one from you and one from Dave,

Bev Ellis Sep 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Kelder

Barbara Paes Sep 8 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to the Keller family, I worked with Bruce at Schlage for many years, he was always kind. I just seen him a few weeks ago and we talked about old times. Life is to short.

Debbie Bradford Sep 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Kelder

Dorothy and Pat Rider Sep 7 2019 12:00 AM

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