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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

Keith Thomas Skelly

January 5, 1987February 12, 2020
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Keith Thomas Skelly, age 33 of Waynesboro passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

He was born on January 5, 1987 in Baltimore, Maryland, son of Carole A. Skelly and the late David J. Skelly.

He began his career as a Paramedic and then went on to get his BS Degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University. He graduated in May of 2019 with an associate degree which certified him as a radiology technologist. He used this degree to begin his second career at UVA hospital. Keith was a warm, kindhearted person that loved his family. He was also an animal lover, especially dogs.

Survivors include his mother, Carole; twin brother, Daniel Skelly and wife Megan; sisters Colleen Larzelere and husband Alex and Lauren Skelly; nephews, Asa Skelly and Alexander Larzelere; 2 special uncles, Ken Nelson and wife Carol and Brian Nelson and wife Deb as well as numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Whitten Timberlake Chapel. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Margaret Key officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services, www.friendsofsvasc.org

  • FAMILY

  • David J. Skelly, Father (deceased)
  • Carole A. Skelly, Mother
  • Daniel Skelly (Megan), Twin Brother
  • Colleen Larzelere (Alex), Sister
  • Lauren Skelly, Sister
  • Asa Skelly, Nephew
  • Alexander Larzelere, Nephew
  • Ken Nelson (Carol), Special Uncle
  • Brian Nelson (Deb), Special Uncle
  • He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Memories

Keith Thomas Skelly

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Stephanie Skelly

February 23, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Keith and the Skelly nephews is from the family vacation in Helen Georgia. We were all in Mom and Dad Skelly's unit visiting and I could hear the nephews behind me. The were trying to remember someone's name. Finally, one of them.. and I'm pretty sure it was Keith.. put a finger on my shoulder and said, "Mrs. Skelly?" That was a pretty safe, and humorous, approach, since all but two of the many women in the room were Mrs. Skelly.

I cannot imagine how you will all miss Keith over the months and years to come. I'm so sorry for your tragic loss and pray you have an even deeper sense of God's presence and love for you as you grieve and remember Keith.

Jonathan Fowler

February 19, 2020

It was so sad to hear about Keith’s passing last week. He was such a wonderful human being and he will be missed. He had a great personality that always lit up the room. Reading about everybody else’s experiences says truth to that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Skelly family during this difficult time. Gone too soon.

Sincerely,
The Fowlers

Lorraine Kopack

February 19, 2020

I have only known Keith a brief time in his ever too short life. I am privileged to call Carole one of my dearest friends. I did not know Dave but do know that together they have raised some amazing children. I was touched today at his Celebration of Life, especially hearing how he cared so much about so many. Keith, you have made a difference in many lives in your 33 years. We will remember you fondly, laugh a bit, cry a bit, “pay it forward” in your memory, and be forever changed by your presence. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23

Anna (Turpin) Kanter

February 19, 2020

I was so fortunate to meet Keith in middle school at FMS. He had a warm personality and a smile and sense of humor that made everyone around him feel at ease. We shared many classes together over the years, and though we didn’t stay in touch after high school, Keith had a positive impact on my life, as I am sure he did for so many in our class. Please know my prayers are with you, Daniel, and your entire family.

Joy Williams

February 19, 2020

Dear Carole & family,
I am so sad for all of you. I know you will miss Keith terribly and can only hope memories of your wonderful times together can bring you comfort. He was a great guy, loyal to his family and caring to those around him. I am so glad he had found his niche. Much love to all of you.

Joy

Patrick Skelly

February 19, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear you're gone, cousin. It was always so much fun seeing you at our family reunions, and it's so hard to believe we'll never cross paths again. I have fond memories of our times playing arcade games and watching movies, let alone doing what rambunctious teens would do. Sending much love to you and the family.

Hunter Ford

February 18, 2020

Keith or who I like to call Kenneth. We met in xray school he sat right in front of me and would always drive me crazy taking his shoe half way off and shaking it all around! We were stuck together for 2 years and there was never a dull moment. He always was there making jokes and passing out gum! When I moved spots diagonal infront of him every day in class I would get gum wrappers thrown at me and the game was on! We had balled up gum wrappers everywhere EVERYDAY! He was always there when I was having a hard time and needed to talk about things that were so personal and he kept every single secret I would tell him! In Florida he looked out for me when we had too much funn!! He was the one I called the day of my boards to calm my nerves right before going in when I was panicking.When X-ray school was done I was so happy he applied to UVA and got the job there. There we worked together for 5 short months and let me tell you he would run circles around most there! At UVA he made everyone smile! I am gonna miss seeing you every morning at work! I will miss you soo much! But I know you are “dancing” to chandelier in heaven! I am so grateful for our friendship over the past 3 years.

Tim Wilhelm

February 18, 2020

One of a teacher's worst fears is losing one of his students. Now we are going to see how we cope with such a loss. Keith and his classmates renewed my spirit in our Radiography classroom. They made me laugh everyday and made their time with me as their teacher fun. Keith was their ring leader. Thank you Keith for picking CVCC and our Radiography program. If you didn't pick it then I would have never met you and that would have been such a shame. I am grateful to you for all that you offered and for everything that you were. It was a privilege to be your teacher and I will miss you dearly.

Gail Austin

February 18, 2020

Carole,
Please know that you and your family will remain in my prayers and I'm asking God to hold you close and carry you during such a difficult time.
Love,
Gail Austin

Sydney Cerrentano

February 18, 2020

I remember when I was 6 years old, and my mother was getting married. Keith and Daniel took me under their wing that day, and made the occasion that much more amazing! They took me to the carnival and even went inside the jumpy house with me. Keith was a loving person and had the soul of an angel.

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