R. Joseph Skelley

11/04/1942 - 09/30/2021


Obituary For R. Joseph Skelley

R. Joseph Skelley
Nov. 4, 1942-Sept. 30, 2021

R. Joseph Skelley, 79, of Altoona, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Roy Edgar and Edna (Tremmel) Skelley. Joseph married Cheryl P. Johnson on April 23, 1997.
Joe is survived by his wife; a daughter, Melissa Jo Beun and her children; a sister, Doris Danella of Altoona and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Roderick, Donald, Wendell, and Lorene.
Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Arrangements are provided by The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • Joseph was an important person in our lives since he introduced my now husband and I back in 1978 in Dewey Beach, DE and was our Best Man in 1982 when we married. He'll always have a very special place in our hearts. His last years were very rough and we now pray for the repose of his soul. May peace be his.

  • I met Joseph in 1976 when I first came to DC. He was this brusque and somewhat gruff person that became such a good, faithful friend who introduced me to the beach and my wife. He also was my memorable best man at my wedding. Greg Klees

  • Joe was my very first best friend. We grew up together and spent our childhood doing what kids do. I have many many fond memories of Joe I will keep him in my prayers always. His first best friend, Bill Culp

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason