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