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John Sklenar

June 24, 1921 November 6, 2018
John Sklenar
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John Sklenar, 97, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by loving family at the time of his death. He was born in Slovakia in 1921. He came to America when he was 1 and a half years old and resided in Elyria for over 85 years , where he was a barber for over 61 years. He served as a messenger with the 80th Infantry Division, 3rd Army in Europe during WW II, he received a bronze star for heroic duty, and also four campaign bronze stars: Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. John was a member of the VFW post 1#1079 and the American Legion post # 12, in Elyria. He enjoyed traveling the U.S. with his wife and playing cards. John belonged to St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Lorain. He is survived by his daughter Carole McGee of Mechanicsburg, PA.; grandchildren Ryan and Laura and their children; sister Mary Heredos of Elyria. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 64 years Marian Sklenar (nee Panzel); parents Michael and Susan Sklenar (nee Palacko); sister Susan Kerchmar; son –in-law Paul McGee. Family will receive friends 6-8 PM Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, and 10-until time of service at 11AM Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church 1500 Lincoln Blvd. Lorain , Ohio 44055. Pastor Edgar Anthony will officiate. Burial Ridgehill Memorial Park (Amherst Twp.), where full military honors will be provided by VFW post # 1079. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.laubenthalmercado.com

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Visitation

Monday

12

Nov

6:00 PM 11/12/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/12/2018 8:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Additional visitation 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church 1500 Lincoln Blvd. Lorain, Ohio 44055, with services to follow at 11:00 AM

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ridgehill Memorial Park Final Resting Place

44805 N. Ridge Rd.
Amherst Twp., OH 44001

44805 N. Ridge Rd. Amherst Twp. 44001 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church 1500 Lincoln Blvd. Lorain, Ohio 44055

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