John Scodova, 91, of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday morning, April 25, 2007, in MedCentral, Mansfield Hospital.
John was born July 27, 1915, in Massillon, to Mike and Mary Profont Zgodava (Scodova) and came to Mansfield as a young child. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1934. He worked at the Steel Mill for two years after high school and then tended bar at Cameo for several years. A veteran of World War II, John was a mail courier in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed with the 843 Aviation Engineer Battalion and built and repaired air fields. After the war, John returned to Mansfield and worked at Convey-All and later spent 13 years at Westinghouse. He then went to the U.S. Post Office, where he retired in 1984, after more than 20 years as a postal carrier.
John attended St. Peter's Catholic Church, was a member of the Sons of Herman, Owls, National Association of Letter Carriers Union, former member of IBEW at Westinghouse. John enjoyed playing golf and attending Army conventions, especially the annual reunions of the 843 Aviation Engineer Batallion.
John is survived by his daughter, Linda (Jim) Wilson of Port Clinton; son, Ken Scodova of Elyria; two granddaughters, Laurie Wilson of Columbus and Michelle Wilson of Dayton; three nephews, Richard (Marge), Michael (Mary) and Robert (Marge) Scodova; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia (Bush) Scodova; a brother, Michael Scodova; an infant sister; and a nephew, John J. Scodova.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Herlihy-Tinsman Funeral Home, 173 Park Ave. W. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery with members of Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail conducting military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church; or Elmcroft of Ontario Activity Fund.
Condolences may be sent to herlihy-tinsman.com.