John Mesko, 83, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on July 19, 2018.
Born in Akron on May 12, 1935 to the late John & Doris Mesko, John was a lifetime Akron resident. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. as a fireman after 35 years of service. He was a faithful member of the East Liberty Church of the Nazarene. John's passions were family, flea markets, and auctions. He was a member of the Firestone Park VFW Post 3383.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty; children Kim (Steve) Matheny, John, Andy (Cindy), & Tina Mesko; 9 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren; sister Elaine Stout.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 5-8 pm at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. in Akron. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 9 am, at the East Liberty Church of the Nazarene, 700 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. in Green. Interment with full military honors will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John's memory to the Hospice of Summa/Palliative CarePO BOX 2090 Akron, OH 44309. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, AKRON)