John Howard Schiska | Obituary
John Howard Schiska, 73, of Bucyrus, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday May 23, 2021. He was born on December 22, 1947 in Mansfield, Ohio, to the late Harold and Erma (Summers) Schiska.
He has led an exciting life filled with many adventures over the years. John was a US Air Force veteran serving with the Air National Guard in Ohio and California. He worked at DynCorp in Virginia as a technical and technical field writer and contractor for the US Department of State. He worked for the Mansfield Police Department for 7 years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He had worked at Kroger, handing over our food samples and was affectionately known as “Grandpa John. ” to customers. Always the kind to keep busy, John was a driver for the VA Hospital, transporting veterans to Cleveland and Columbus.
John enjoyed the outdoors and his boat fishing in the Chesapeake Bay as one of his favorite ways to relax. He loved to play darts and pool whenever he could. He loved music and played the piano and guitar with ease. A strong supporter of Ohio sports teams, John has closely followed the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, and enjoyed NASCAR racing. The cruise on his motorbike brought him great joy.
He is survived by one son, Mike (Kortney) Schiska of Brookfield, OH; one daughter, Joni (Mike) Sappington of Charlotte, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Gabrielle and Devin Schiska, Alex Kelley, Nathan, Josh and Ashlyn Sappington; one sister, Carolynn (Ron) Coffey of Mansfield; two nieces and a nephew, Ruth Ann Weiland, Cheryl (Dave) Oswalt and Steven (Jen) Coffey; and special friend, Vicki Givens.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Mansfield Cemetery. The Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is honored to serve family.
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