William Reed Kaelin Jr.
By Liz Best
BOCA RATON — William Reed Kaelin Jr. of Boca Raton died Nov. 1. He would have turned 73 on Dec. 6.
From 1957 to 1960, Mr. Kaelin served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed for 22 months in Japan. Mr. Kaelin lived in Larchmont, N.Y., until 1973, when he moved his family to Boca Raton. He was a commercial loan officer with First Bank and Trust in Boca Raton, now known as Bank of America.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rosemary Kaelin of Boca Raton; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Katherine Kaelin of Memphis, Tenn., and Christian and Susan Kaelin of Boca Raton; a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Brian Cleary of Cincinnati, Ohio; and nine grandchildren, Katie, Will and Allison Kaelin of Memphis; Erica, Lily and Hallee Kaelin of Boca Raton, and Kevin, Michael and Kaelin Cleary of Cincinnati; along with many loving friends.
Private services were held recently and interment took place at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Mr. Kaelin’s memory be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.