Obituary for Willard Francis Skellie
Our father, Willard F. Skellie, 74, passed away on sunny Monday morning. July 17, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.Born February 9, 1943 in Cambridge, NY, he was the son of the late Herb and Alice (Reid) Skellie.Will graduated from Argyle Central School and played all sports during all four years of high school. Will started out as a farmer and eventually ended his career as a mechanic at Fort Edward Express.He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and camping with friends and family. Will was a true gentleman and loved by everyone who met him.In addition to his parents,Will was predeceased by his wife Kathy (Clough) Skellie, his siblings; Paul Skellie, Lois Oliver, and Loris Skellie, and his nephews, Paul and Jimmy Skellie.Left to cherish his memory are his children; Barry Skellie (Betsy), George Skellie, Angie Breen (John), LindseySkellie(Garth), and Terrel Skellie (Ally), three grandchildren; Haley, Kellen and Emmy, his sister Sharon Bain and her family, his niece Lorraine Weatherwax, several nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Mopey.At Will’s request there will be no calling hours.A celebration of Will’s life will take place from 4-8pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Argyle American Legion, Post 1518, Corner of County Route 47 and Route 40, Argyle, NY 12809.Memorial donations in Will’s name can be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, c/o The Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 South Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Glens Falls Hospital ICU for their compassionate care during Will’s stay there.Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Argyle, NY 12809. To leave online condolences please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.