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Donald H. Skelly, Jr.

May 15, 1958 March 26, 2019
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Obituary for Donald H. Skelly, Jr.

Donald H. Skelly Jr., “Denim Don”, 60, of Fredonia, died suddenly, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at home with his loving family.

He was born May 15, 1958, in Dunkirk, son of the late Donald H. And Shirley (Szukala) Skelly Sr.

A retired employee of Specialty Steel in Dunkirk and had worked until its close at the former Alumax Extrusions in Dunkirk.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Don enjoyed time spent with family, watching Dale Earnhart Jr. race, NASCAR and the Washington Redskins. He was also a regular Friday night bowler and was good with his hands and could build and fix about anything he set his mind to.

Surviving is his wife of over 40 years, Cynthia S. (House) Skelly, whom he married September 2, 1978, children; Jim (Rebecca) Skelly of Dunkirk, Jennifer Skelly and Junette (Rob Bialaszewski) Skelly both of Fredonia; grandchildren Tristan, Trevor and Tayler Skelly, Damian and Dylan Skelly, Jaymeson, Jace’lyn, Bialaszewski and Lukas Miller; brother of Pete Skelly of Fredonia, Kevin (Debbie) Skelly of ND, John Skelly of FL, Lorrie Skelly and David (Cheryl) Skelly both of Fredonia; aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews also survive.Preceded in death in addition to his parents is his brother George Skelly.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street, Dunkirk, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Willowbrook Park Cemetery.

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