John Shawke

John F. "Jack" Shawke

April 16, 1932 - August 14, 2020
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SALEM, OHIO – John F. “Jack” Shawke, 88, of Columbiana passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Blossom Nursing Home in Salem.

Jack was born in Wellsville on April 16, 1932 a son of the late John J. and Frances D. (Brant) Shawke. He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School class of 1950. Jack was a Navy veteran proudly serving his country during the Korean War as a boiler technician petty officer 3rd class on the USS Sabine. He retired from Ohio Bell in December of 1990 after 35 years of service where he worked as a lineman, an apparatus technician and in the central office. Jack was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served on the parsonage committee, nominating committee and administration board. He was also a member of Riddle Lodge 315, East Liverpool Chapter 100, Keramos Council 95 and Pilgrim Commandery 55.

Preceding John in death were his wife, whom he married July 3, 1954, Marlene A. (Bertschy) Shawke and brother Richard Wyman Shawke.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister-in-law Nila Jane Barrett and her husband Robert of Columbiana; brother-in-law Robert Bertschy and his wife Berlydene of East Liverpool; five nieces Amy Jackson and her husband Daryl of Wellsville, Catherine Green of Louisville, OH, Nila Jo Lawrence of Olmstead Falls, OH, Karen Bertschy of East Liverpool and Lisa Carney of Canton, OH and three nephews Richard Shawke, Jr. of East Liverpool, Robert Barrett, Jr. and his wife Shelly of Wapakoneta, OH and John Bertschy of Lisbon.

Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Wednesday where the family will be present from 12 to 2 p.m. Pastor Stephen Knisely will conduct a funeral service Wednesday 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery where Tri State Veterans Burial Group will provide military honors. Riddle Lodge 315 will conduct a Masonic service Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. In compliance with Ohio state regulations with concerns of the COVID-19 virus masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home.

Memorial donations in memory of Jack may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 200 West 5th Street, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 2:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Stephen J. Knisely
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
    Riverview Cemetery
    2026 St. Clair Avenue
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
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Lisa Anne Ensinger

Posted at 11:17am
Jack and Marlene have been such dear friends! Great memories of dinners together and enjoying services at First U. Methodist. They were both special folks! We are so sorry for Jack's passing, but we know he is with Marlene now, and in Heaven. Our prayers are with your whole family. Mom is just not able to get to calling hours, but we will be praying for you all and thinking of your family in the coming days. God bless you! Rosemarie and Lisa Ensinger

Love always, Anna, Joe and family

Posted at 02:49am
Deepest heartfelt sympathy. Prayers and hugs in this time of grief. Unc Jack will be missed. What a group hug would that be to see Aunt Mar and Dad!
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Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 02:48am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John F. Shawke, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, John F. Shawke, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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