The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 11, 2014

Donald J. Parkomaki

CONNEAUT — Donald J. “Jack” Parkomaki, age 69, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Wednesday afternoon, July 9, 2014, at Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Dec. 9, 1944, in Conneaut, the son of Donald W. and Ina (Argelander) Parkomaki. A 1963 graduate of the former Rowe High School, Jack was a Merchant Marine.

He was employed at the Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company in various jobs including Hulett operator. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Conneaut Moose Lodge, Sons of the American Legion, North American Fishing Club, and a lifelong Boy Scout and Leader. 

Jack was an avid blood donor and was a member of the Red Cross Hall of Fame for giving more than 200 units. He enjoyed fishing, flower gardening, camping, traveling, playing cards, and was a car enthusiast for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy (Jim) Monday of Ashtabula, Ohio and Heidi Parkomaki (Stephen Horvath) of Conneaut, Ohio; a son, John (Chrissy) Parkomaki of North Canton, Ohio; his sister, Susan (George) Schroeder of Hiram, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Rebecca, Emma, Jacob, and Claire; and his dog, “Annie.” Also surviving are A.F.S. exchange student, Pat Dearing, wife Nadine and two sons, Jordon and Connor of Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia; his companion, Marilee Zappitelli of Conneaut; and several nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia in 2004; and his brother, Bill in 2013.

Funeral Services will be 12 p.m., Saturday, July 12th, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Nancy Guthrie, Pastoral Assistant of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, officiating.

Calling Hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of Service at 12 p.m.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, the American Red Cross Blood Program, or the Scholarship Fund of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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