Spencer T. Kelly, a former hairstylist who owned and operated Spencer's Salon and was a combat veteran of World War II, died Aug. 8 from complications of dementia at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson.
He was 92.
The son of farmers, Spencer Thomas Kelly was born and raised in Harmans.
In his youth, he was a member of Uncle Jack's Kiddie Club and regularly performed at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Mr. Kelly was a graduate of Southern High School and the Marinello School of Beauty in Baltimore.
Mr. Kelly, who had enlisted in the Army during World War II, served in the tank corps with the 1st Army and later with Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army. He participated in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.
After the war, he returned to Baltimore, where he established Spencer's Hair Stylists in the 200 block of W. Saratoga St. in 1946. He operated it until retiring in 1998.
The former longtime resident of East Belvedere Avenue enjoyed attending the theater and was a fan of classical music. He also liked working in his vegetable and flower gardens.
Mr. Kelly was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., Baltimore, where there will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Sept. 8.
Mr. Kelly donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board.
Surviving are his wife of more than 60 years, the former Millicent Teague; a son, Edwin Thomas Kelly II of Charleston, W.Va.; a daughter, Jenny Kelly Lalov of Hunt Valley; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, CT Now