05/07/06 — DONALD SKELLY SR.

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August 13, 1928-May 5, 2006

CHESAPEAKE, VA.--Donald Joseph Skelly Sr., 77, of 100 Stonegate Court and formerly of Chesapeake, Va., died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Skelly was born in Gallitzin, Penn. to the late Elwood Skelly and Ada McCullen Skelly. He served his country in the United States Navy and retired in 1976. After retirement, Mr. Skelly worked as a city bus driver in Hampton Roads, Va. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Jimmy Mercer, Steve King and Rev. Zachariah Harris Jr. presiding. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at East Duplin Memorial Gardens in Beulaville with full military honors.

Mr. Skelly was a caring and loving husband. He is survived by his wife Ellen Mercer Skelly; his son, Don Skelly Jr. and daughters, Carol Brinkley, Debra Howell, Donna Seidel, Allison McCullough and Heather Suarez; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother Melvin Skelley and wife Kathryn; sister, Shirley Blissman and husband, Thom. He is also survived by nieces, Patricia Rouse, Karen Kennedy, and Meresa Mercer; and a special sister-in-law, Nell Kennedy.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Lazorchak.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, (Shepherds Reach Fund), 532 Country Day Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 or to the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231

The family will receive friends at the residence.


Published in Obituaries on May 7, 2006 9:29 AM