John Zukas


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Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 7:53 pm
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John G. Zukas, 69, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 29, 2013, at his residence.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will take place on Wednesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at Greenview Memorial Gardens, 1201 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Arrangements are being handled by Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes, Oregon. Those planning an expression of sympathy in John's memory are to consider the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 84108.
He was born in Moline on Dec. 12, 1943, to George and Johanna Sharkey Zukas. John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Northern Illinois University and worked as a senior manager, most recently with the American Paper Group Inc.
Surviving are his son, Mark R. (Peggy) Zukas, College Grove, Tenn.; daughter, Suzanne M. Zukas, Oregon; grandchildren, Ella and Lainey Peace and Logan and Morgan Zukas; sister, Johanna (Ray) Schatteman, East Moline; nephew, Shawn (Nicole) Schatteman; and great-nephew, Blake Schatteman.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at eggleston-meinert.com.












 




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