OBITUARY

Henry Mesko

September 22, 1926April 12, 2018
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Henry Mesko, 91, of Mantua, passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born in Mantua, Ohio on September 22, 1926 to parents Zig and Katie Mesko. Henry enjoyed a long career as a carpenter as well as tending his farm in Shalersville. As a carpenter by trade he was always building or fixing things. Very resourceful he could just about make anything out of anything and built his first house by himself. Henry had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke. Over the years he enjoyed snowmobiling and fishing and loved to go square dancing with his wife Jane. Henry was a big Cleveland sports fan. Henry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jane (Weideman), and his children: Greg (Melissa) Mesko and Connie (Gene) Barber. He also leaves his grandson Matthew (Lauren) Mesko and his great-granddaughter Haley Mesko. Surviving also are his nephew and niece Carl (Linda) Jahn and Elaine (George) Vaughan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters: Florence Jahn and Martha Starker. Friends will be received on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm where funeral services, officiated by Chaplain Anthony Wiggins, will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 17. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville. A reception will be held at the Shalersville Town Hall immediately following the interment. Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Henry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jane (Weideman), and his children: Greg (Melissa) Mesko and Connie (Gene) Barber. He also leaves his grandson Matthew (Lauren) Mesko and his great-granddaughter Haley Mesko. Surviving also are his nephew and niece Carl (Linda) Jahn and Elaine (George) Vaughan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters: Florence Jahn and Martha Starker.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Frankie Ruehr, Pallbearer
  • Greg Mesko, Pallbearer
  • Matt Mesko, Pallbearer
  • Carl Jahn, Pallbearer
  • Todd Petrowski, Pallbearer
  • Gene Barber, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Biography

Henry Mesko, 91, of Mantua, passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
He was born in Mantua, Ohio on September 22, 1926 to parents Zig and Katie Mesko. Henry enjoyed a long career as a carpenter as well as tending his farm in Shalersville. As a carpenter by trade he was always building or fixing things. Very resourceful he could just about make anything out of anything and built his first house by himself. Henry had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke. Over the years he enjoyed snowmobiling and fishing and loved to go square dancing with his wife Jane. Henry was a big Cleveland sports fan.
Henry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jane (Weideman), and his children: Greg (Melissa) Mesko and Connie (Gene) Barber. He also leaves his grandson Matthew (Lauren) Mesko and his great-granddaughter Haley Mesko. Surviving also are his nephew and niece Carl (Linda) Jahn and Elaine (George) Vaughan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters: Florence Jahn and Martha Starker.
Friends will be received on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm where funeral services, officiated by Chaplain Anthony Wiggins, will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 17. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville. A reception will be held at the Shalersville Town Hall immediately following the interment.
Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.