It is with great sadness that the family of Lawrence A. Kiley, 80, announces his passing on Saturday, August 21, 2021, of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Florentine Kiley and brother John Kiley. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nancy Kiley, daughter Johanna (Andrew) Hickey of Endicott, daughter Lauren (Michael) Saleeby of Vestal, sister Jean Boies of Santa Rosa, CA, grandchildren Iris and William Hickey, Katherine Saleeby and her little sister to be born in November, as well as several nieces and nephews. Larry was born in Little Falls, NY and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy there. He received his B.S. degree from SUNY Cortland, his M.A. from SUNY Albany and his PhD in Educational Administration from Cornell University. During his long and distinguished career in education, he taught Social Studies in the Johnson City School District, held several administrative positions including Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for the Oswego City School District, Superintendent of Schools for the Union Springs Central School District and District Superintendent of the Broome-Tioga BOCES, where he oversaw major renovations and innovations. Larry was particularly dedicated to early childhood education. He retired in 2004 after 16 years of service. Following retirement, Larry served as the Executive Director of the Rural Schools Program under the Department of Education at Cornell University. Larry was active in many community organizations, serving on several boards including: United Way, WSKG, the Binghamton University Forum, the Urban League, Roberson Museum and Science Center, and Rotary. He was a member of the Binghamton Country Club and served on that board. He was a congregant and former vestry member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Johnson City. Larry loved playing golf all of his life, and jogging in his younger days. He was also a reader and history/political science buff. He loved playing and watching basketball and he dearly loved his Green Bay Packers. A wonderful spouse and family man, he treasured parties, picnics, and summer vacations in Old Forge with his wife, daughters and their families. He was a loving “pop pop” to his grandkids. Larry’s honesty, kindness, fairness, and dedication to the education of young people will long be remembered by those fortunate enough to have known and worked with him. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 28, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 475 Main Street in Johnson City at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend John Martinichio presiding. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 27, at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main Street in Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church or the Broome-Tioga BOCES PALS Program. Checks may be sent to Broome-Tioga BOCES, 435 Glenwood Road, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905, attention Ms. Michelle Hans.
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