Friday, April 15, 2016

John Blasko Obituary

Blasko, John J.

Salisbury-John Joseph Blasko, 50, of Salisbury and formerly of Johnstown PA, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 28, 2016 at his home on Liberty Street.

Born June 17, 1965 in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of Donna Scheer Blasko, and the late William Blasko, Sr.

Growing up in Brownstown (a borough of Johnstown), John received his education in the Ferndale Area School District, and graduated from Ferndale Area Jr.-Sr. High School in 1984. He also received his training and certification in the Nursing Assistant program at the Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech Center.

John's nursing career spanned nearly 32 years, with experience as a Dialysis Technician, and a Certified Nursing Assistant. He was employed at Lee Hospital in Johnstown, until he made the Eastern Shore of Maryland his home in late 1999, residing in towns such as Ocean City, Willards, Fruitland, and Salisbury. From then on, he was employed at Deer's Head Hospital Center, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Fresenius Medical Care, HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lakeside Assisted Living at Mallard Landing, all located in Salisbury. At the time of his passing, he was providing Private Nursing Care for elderly patients in their residences.

"Johnny" or "Johnboy" (as he would be called by those who loved and knew him best), loved the beach, traveling, cooking, decorating, meeting new people, helping others in need, and thrift shopping. Kind, loving, caring, dedicated, selfless, and generous are examples of what best described John. His pride and joy were his children and his 2 cats, Jinxs and Mittens. He also volunteered his time and efforts to Faith Community Church in Salisbury, assisting with fundraisers and special events throughout the year. He will be remembered for his kind heart, his "Good Morning" texts to his closest friends and family, and making people smile.

In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish his memories 2 children: a son, Zachary Blasko of Louisville KY, and a daughter, Halie Blasko of Johnstown PA; a sister, Denise Dorchak, and her husband Thomas, of Johnstown PA; 3 brothers: William "Bill" Jr., James "Jimmy", and Donald Blasko, all of Johnstown PA; a special niece, Katie Vojtowicz, and her husband Randy of Johnstown PA; a special cousin, Taylor Wyar of Salisbury; his companion of 7 ½ years, Ryan Dickerson of Salisbury; and a host of extended relatives, former neighbors, coworkers, and friends.

In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John & Marie Scheer, and paternal grandmother, Mary Blasko Kulback.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Faith Community Church, 219 N. Division St. in Salisbury. Rev. J. Harvey Dixon, and Revs. Gilbert & Ruth Newnam will officiate. Interment will be private. Another service will be held at a later date in Johnstown, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to Maryland Cremation Services of Millersville, MD.

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