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Jeffrey A. Skelley

NEW PHILADELPHIA: Jeffrey 'Jeff' Andrew Skelley, age 54 passed away Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 12:50am at Community Hospice in New Philadelphia. Jeff was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma in May 2011.

He received a bone marrow transplant on August 21, 2012. Jeff was doing very well until January 2014 when he was diagnosed with a rare virus called PML. The PML virus is a very rare complication that can develop after the immune system has been compromised.

Jeff was born on September 8, 1959 in Connellsville, PA and was the son of HiIde Skelley of Coshocton and the late Wendell Skelley. He was a graduate of Coshocton High School, had worked at Coshocton Industries and retired from AK Steel. He married his wife, Lynn (Scott) on October 21, 1989 and they resided in Tuscarawas. In 2003, they purchased and operated Skelley's Pub until the fall of 2013.

Along with his wife and mother, Jeff is survived by his children: Dusty (Jeremy) Jenkins of Charleston, SC and Beau (Kellie) Bates of Ladson, SC; along with two grandsons, Jaxon and Mason Bates. Jeff was the sixth of ten children: four brothers, Wendell (Laurie) of Canton, OH, Erich (Rachel) of Coshocton, Matthew (Beth) of Chapin, SC, and Pat (Leslie) of Cambridge, OH, five sisters: Monica (Greg) Moore of Pensacola, FL, Julie (Bill) Dabbelt of Columbus, OH, Rene Adams of Coshocton, Andrea (Curt) Clark of Chapin, SC and Stephanie (Larry) Lepard of Grove City, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Per Jeffs wishes, there was no service. The Geib's Funeral Home in Dover, OH assisted the family.

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Cleveland Clinic, Hennis House in Dover and Community Hospice in New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jeff's name to the: The Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 Citygate Drive #E Columbus, OH 43219.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Aug. 10, 2014
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