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John Eskay

Posted: 3 Jun 2012 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 3 Jun 2012 5:21PM GMT
Surnames: Dubiel, Ohotnicky
WASHINGTON, PA. – John Eskay, 97, of 880 South Main St., formerly of East Palestine, Ohio (Columbiana County) and Leetonia, Ohio died at 12:40 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Eskay was born May 10, 1915, in Leetonia, Ohio a son of the late John and Victoria Dubiel Ohotnicky.

He had been employed as a welder and assembler at Industrial Shredder, Salem, Ohio for many years.

His wife, the former Mary I. Davner, whom he married July 19, 1947, died Jan. 24, 2007.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann (Rick) Istnick of East Palestine, OHIO; a son, John (Barbara) Eskay of Washington, Pa.; three brothers, Francis Eskay of Alliance, Ohio, Robert Eskay of Leetonia, and Paul Eskay of Salem, Ohio; four grandchildren, Rick (Anna) Istnick of Huntersville, N.C., Brad (Shanna) Istnick of Twin Lakes, Michael Eskay and Krista Eskay, both of Pittsburgh; and two great-grandchildren, Sofia Istnick and Sebastian Istnick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Leetonia, (Please meet at the church), with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Leetonia, OH.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, OH.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Association.

Visit www.familycareservices.com to sign the register and send condolences


Leetonia is a village in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.

Re: John Eskay

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
I read this obituary and I think we might be related...(?). My great-grandma was Mary ohotnicky (married names of mihalko, kovach (possibly Mesaros) and also bindas. She was from west moreland county, pa and settled in Sharon, pa.

Thanks,
Krista (Mesaros) richards
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