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.