September 23, 2014

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John Skok

John Skok, 83, of Amherst, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 after a long illness.

Born in Elyria, he was a 1947 graduate of Elyria High School. John was a 1954 graduate of Ohio State University where he received a degree in ceramic engineering.

His working career included management positions at Ferro Corporation, Harshaw Chemical Company, and North American Refractories Company.

John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst.

In his leisure time, John enjoyed working with a computer, reading, and working puzzles.

Survivors include his wife, Julanne (nee Diedrick); a son, James of Amherst; sisters, Sophie McCartor and Jeanne Walend, both of Elyria, and Sally Hildebrandt of Carlisle Township.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Skok and Aleksandra Skok (nee Wisniewski); sisters, Elizabeth Dzieniszewski and Florence Grzenda; and brother, Matthew Skok, who died at birth.

A private graveside burial will take place at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041, Elyria, OH 44036-1041