Paul C. Skelly of Shippensburg

Paul C. Skelly of Shippensburg

Paul C. Skelly, 91, of Shippensburg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in his home.

He was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Chambersburg a son of F. Shull and Edna M. Coble Skelly.

Mr. Skelly had been a farmer, was owner of Skelly Builders, and was a former tax collector for Guilford Township. Paul was a graduate of Auctioneer school.

He was a life member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, was a member of Crusaders for Christ Sunday School Class, and had acted in and directed church plays for over 50 years.

He was a member of New Franklin Ruritan, the Tax Collectors Association of PA, and the Franklin County Builders Association.

Paul enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Lehman Skelly; four daughters, Bonnie Hudson, and her husband, Bill, Roxanne Bothe, and husband, Dan, Tammy Helman, and her husband, Denny, and Lisa Mentzer, and her husband, Blaine; one stepdaughter, Vicki Johnson, and her husband, Doug; six grandchildren, Chad Stover, Hollie Taylor, Jason Helman, Jenna Martin, Calvin Mentzer and Luke Mentzer; two stepgrandsons, Garrett Johnson and Drew Johnson; nine great-grandchildren, and one in the oven.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Skelly and George Skelly; and three sisters, Mary Shetler, Ruth Dice and Esther Reichard.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Solomon's Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. A funeral service with Rev. Barbara Barry and Rev. Michael Allwein officiating will be held at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will be held at Parklawns Memorial Garden, Chambersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, Solomon's Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.

The family is asking that individuals follow COVID-19 guidelines, and only attend if you are feeling well.

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