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“Paola, thank you for you kindness and bravery in sharing the news of John's passing with me this past Tuesday at the Folger Home in Avon Lake. When...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Anne E. DeChant - Nashville, TN

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
2 of 53 | Posted by: Maureen E. Love - Avon Lake, OH

“I attended high school with John and discovered he was living and working in Avon Lake when he handled my grandmother's funeral arrangements. John...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Erica Eversman - Avon Lake, OH

“My heart goes out to all the family and friends who will miss John being there. I have know John for over 20 years and have always considered him a...Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: Gregg Phillips - Macedonia, OH

“My condolences to John's wife, family and friends. I work at Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions in customer service and I spoke to John quite often....Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Jenny Beare - Aurora, IN

“This is very shocking! John was a good man to work with and I enjoyed his leadership. I am sorry that happened and I wish his family peace during...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Vince Urbin - Avon Lake, OH

“Nicest guy! Thoughts and prayers for his family. God will bless his soul I'm sure. ”
7 of 53 | Posted by: Susan Kaswell - Avon Lake, OH

“With deepest sympathy on loss of your love one. May it bring comfort you to know that he will return to the days of his youthful vigor as promised...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Mel Pioneer - Skokie, IL - friend

“Paola - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 53 | Posted by: Gail and Dan McVey - OH

“In a lifetime of funeral service my 'Busch family," and I have had the privilege of helping carry so many through the loss of their life's partner,...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Kathy Bloesinger - Cleveland, OH

“Sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. May your wonderful memories and comfort from God help at this difficult time. ”
11 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“Paola,We are so sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 53 | Posted by: Chris and Jim Wulf - Mulberry, FL

“Paola, Busch family, and Burmiester family. Our deepest condolences in the loss of John. We will miss his daily wave, his caring smile and our...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Ron and Bev Rummel - Avon Lake, OH

“Paola - I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family will be in my prayers. ”
14 of 53 | Posted by: Linda Wilson

“to john,s family and the busch family i didnt know john well, only through the devastating task of him helping my family with the loss of my son in...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: peggy sustar - Avon Lake, OH

“I am so sorry to learn of John's passing. We served together on the Kiwanis board in 2005-06 and he was such a nice guy! I know he was always so...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: Sarah Roush - Columbus, OH

“Paola, I am so sorry for your loss. May God provide comfort to your family during this time. ”
17 of 53 | Posted by: Karen Bryer - Columbus, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of John's family and friends - too many to name or count. I enjoyed working with John on the Board at Community...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Leslie Hebert - Avon Lake, OH

“Wow, such a shock to see this as our family just spoke to John two weeks back making preparations for our father who passed. John bought a...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy Jupina/Smith - OH

“May the God of comfort and mercy grant the family hope and peace during this time of sadness and sorrow. Jeremiah 29:11, 12. ”
20 of 53 | Posted by: Jeanette McGhee - Columbus, Ohio

“How terribly sad. John and I chaperoned many key club conventions and worked together in Kiwanis. Such a tragic, unexpected loss. May peace be with...Read More »
21 of 53 | Posted by: Pam Hoffmann - Avon lake, OH

“Dear Poala, Strength, Comfort , Healing....These are my thoughts for you as I hold you in my Prayers.Love, Mary Margaret ”
22 of 53 | Posted by: Mary Margaret Storar - Conway, PA

“"Dear Poala,We are so sorry for your loss." ”
23 of 53 | Posted by: Dawn Owens - Austintown, OH

“Dear Poala, John was an amazing friend, husband and exceptional human being. A great soul, may he rest in peace. Bob and I are so sorry to hear about...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Jacqui and Bob Kwiat - Avon Lake, OH

“My dear sister Paola, there are no words to comfort you for the loss you are feeling. I want you to know how much I loved John, he was such a great...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Maria Hanley - Tryon, NC - Family

“I am very sorry for your loss of a loved one. 1 Peter 1:3 can be a scripture of great comfort. ”
26 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences goes to the Shook family for your loss. May the loving God of all comfort and hope give you peace in this time of sadness. Psalms 94...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Tiffaney G - OH

“Dear Paola, We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Words cannot even...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Spaulding - Hudson, OH

“Paula,Bob and I just heard the news about John... just shocked and so sorry to hear this sad news. John always strived to make the Beachdale...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Kit Quigley - Avon Lake, OH

“Paola & Family, our deepest condolences on such a a loss to you, family, friends and the community of Avon Lake. As you travel thru this journey put...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: Pat & Bob LaRosa/McDonald - OH

“Always laughing & smiling. Can't say I've ever heard him utter an unkind word. I'll miss you, Cuz. Rest in peace. ”
31 of 53 | Posted by: Ron Wauschek - Pepper Pike, OH

“My sincere sympathy for your loss. Mary Ellen Hall ”
32 of 53 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Hall - CANFIELD, OH

“My cousin John (Johnny) was always the life of the party at family get togethers during the holidays . Even as a young boy you could count on...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Scott Wauschek - Strongsville, OH

“Paola,So very sorry to hear about John. What a great guy. We worked on the first Relay for Life together. You will be in my prayers.Karen Linder ”
34 of 53 | Posted by: Karen Linder - friend

“Dear Paola, I am so very sorry to have learned this morning of John's untimely passing. He was a good friend and I'll always remember the Lenten...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Debbie Goodfellow - Avon Lake, OH

“Love you, Paola. Praying for you and the entire Shook family. ”
36 of 53 | Posted by: Alicia Kelley - Cary, NC - Friend

“Paola, Hope and I are so sorry for your loss. John was a good guy. He will be missed. ”
37 of 53 | Posted by: mike helbert - avon lake, OH

“My sincere condolences. I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
38 of 53 | Posted by: Brent Irvin - Hurricane, WV

“My deepest condolences. ”
39 of 53 | Posted by: Nina Zordich - Poland, OH

“So sorry for your loss. May god be with you in your time of need. ”
40 of 53 | Posted by: Don Robinson - Boardman, OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
41 of 53 | Posted by: Kim Wertz - Port Saint Lucie, FL

“Sincere heartfelt condolences to the Shook and Gulutz families. ”
42 of 53 | Posted by: Karen Russo - East Liverpool, OH

“Paola,Im so sorry to hear of your loss and to your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Michele Wells ”
43 of 53 | Posted by: Michele Wells - Elyria, OH

“I will truely miss my other brother, The Doctor! ”
44 of 53 | Posted by: Dave Harriel Jr - Elyria, OH

“Fred and I are so deeply sorry for this loss he helped our families so much. He was truly a great man. He will be missed... ”
45 of 53 | Posted by: Joseph and Fred Guthman Kirtner

“We are so shocked and saddened by this news. What a wonderful man. So very sorry. Jane and Stu Sheard ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: Jane Sheard - Avon Lake, OH

“Paola, I have worked with John for just a little less than two years and yet learned so much about caring for families. How do you put into words how...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Donald and Susan Frantz - OH

“Paola,We cannot express enough how saddened we are to hear of John's passing. He was such a wonderful person. We always enjoyed running into you...Read More »
48 of 53 | Posted by: Kristin Dezember - Avon Lake, OH

“Our deepest sympathy.Russ and Dorothy HendersonAvon lake Kiwanis ”
49 of 53 | Posted by: Russ Henderson - Sheffield lake, OH

“I remember you fondly John! You were kind, and patient, and always willing to help anyone in need. The whole Busch Family will miss you dearly and...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Michele F. Rupar Rupar - GA

“My sympathy on your tragic loss. I knew John through Kiwanis . His enthusiasm for any project he took on was contagious and the projects always...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Joan Simmons - Avon Lake, OH

“Paola, We are so sorry. John was such a special person. What a bright light to everyone around him. I can picture him now laughing it up when were...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Matt Leskovec - Mayfield Village, OH

“John was truly one of the finest people I have known. I will remember his smile and laugh forever and will always be grateful for the faith and...Read More »
53 of 53 | Posted by: Lorene Coughlin - Avon Lake, OH


JOHN THOMAS SHOOK of Avon Lake, OH died May 22, 2018 at the age of 53. He began an apprenticeship with the Davis Velker Funeral Home of Boardman, OH at the age of 16 and later worked for Busch Funeral Home, where he served as managing funeral director of their Avon Lake and Avon funeral homes for 22 years until his passing. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.