Judith Ann Skelly

Born: Fri., Sep. 18, 1964
Died: Tue., Mar. 7, 2017

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church


12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Judith “Judy” Ann Skelly

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, & Sister -

Judith “Judy” Ann Skelly, age 52, of Mechanicsburg, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  Judy was born on Friday, September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia to Roxann Koser Guyer.  Judy was the widow of Robert “Bob” McGarvey.  In addition to her husband, Judy is preceded in death by her one half-brother, Ryan Keith Guyer.

Judy’s survivors include her companion, David Bretz of Dillsburg; her father, Robert “Bob” C. Skelly and his wife, Louise (Ewing), of Mechanicsburg; her mother, Patricia Buckley of Punta Gorda, FL; her birth mother, Roxann Koser Guyer of Mechanicsburg; her two daughters: Michelle McGarvey of Wormleysburg, Melyssa McGarvey and her companion, Justin, and their daughter, Brooke, of Camp Hill; her brother, Alan Skelly and his wife, Sharon, of Mechanicsburg; her step-brother, Kurt Voggenreiter and his wife, Angel, of Gainsville, VA; her half-brother, Ronald “Ron” Keith Guyer and his wife, Kimberly Ann, of Mechanicsburg; her step-sister, Erica (Voggenreiter) Williams and her husband, David, of Moon Township; and several nieces and nephews.

Judy was a long-time employee of Highmark Blue Shield and was in retirement for several years due to her illness.

Judy’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 135 West Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Pastor Charles Cole from Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown will officiate.  A luncheon will be held after the service in the church’s fellowship hall.

To honor Judy’s commitment to health and education, her body has been donated to Pennsylvania Humanity Gifts Registry.

Contributions in celebration of Judy’s life can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.HomelandCenter.org/Hospice.

Judy’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Judy’s full obituary, view her picture, and sign her official guest book at www.Buhrig.com.

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be,

so He put His arms around you

and whispered “come to Me.”

with tearful eyes we watched you,

and saw you pass away,

although we loved you dearly,

we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest,

God broke out hearts

to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

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Mrs. Williams
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
The loss of Mrs. Judith Ann Skelly a cherished loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are people who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of grief.

Natalie Shettle
   Posted Sun March 12, 2017
I lost my Sissy, my Buddy Pal, my Bestest Buddy and I am missing her so much but she is now in heaven with mommy and TaterTot and Axle.


Forever....The Jude & The Ratt!!!!

June (Marshall) Pecukonis
   Posted Sun March 12, 2017
For: Patricia Buckley,

Dear Pat, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter Judy. Please extend my sympathy to the rest of the family. You will be in my prayers for your comfort.

Sincerely, June (Marshall) Pecukonis

Steve & Linda Sunday
   Posted Mon March 13, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to our neighbor Roxann Guyer and the rest of Judy's family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Hang on to those memories, she will always be in your hearts.

Julie Clark
   Posted Mon March 13, 2017
Dear Pat and Allan and all of the family - Judy was our daughter Sharon's very bestest friend in their early teenage years on Indian Creek Drive until Sharon passed at 15 years of age. I remember Judy as being fun loving and a wonderful friend to Sharon and how devastated she was when we lost Sharon. My heart goes out to you all and you are in my prayers.

Butch & Linda Hoffman
   Posted Mon March 13, 2017
Dear Bob,and all other members of Judy's family
May God give you the peace only He can give.I know how you all feel,as you may know we
lost our daughter to cancer. Will keep you all in our prayers.
Butch & Linda

Nancy Lemmons
   Posted Tue March 14, 2017
Our deepest sympathy we extend to you, Bob, and all of your family. I remember meeting Judy many years ago when Kent and I first moved to Upper Allen. Joyce, Bud and I are so sorry for your loss.

Bud and Nancy (Gillam) Lemmons and Joyce Gillam

Jack Yinger
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
Dear Roxanne, and Family. Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your daughter. Praying for you and the entire family.
Jack R. Yinger

Julie Kreamer
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
To all of Judy's family I would like to extend my deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss.

charlene lelinski (gilchrist)
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
Dear Pat. I think of you often and am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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