John Martin Luskin Sr., 85, of Mentor, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Heartland of Mentor.
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Born Feb. 4, 1934, in Cleveland, he had lived in Cleveland before moving to Lake County 55 years ago.
John was a member of the Irish American Club - East Side Inc., and The West Side Irish-American Club. He was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed collecting baseball, basketball and football cards.
Mr. Luskin was the owner/operator of the Shamrock Cottage in Mentor for more than 20 years, and was present at almost every Irish event selling his “Irish wares.” He was also an over-the-road truck driver for more than 45 years.
He was the loving father of John M. (Bonnie) Luskin Jr., Margaret A. (Donald) Dukes, and Edward F. (Karen) Luskin; cherished grandfather of Tina Stapleton, Carrie Barry, Danny Slover, Danny Luskin, Jessica Luskin and Alex Luskin; great-grandfather of Evan, Brianna and Giovanni; and father-in-law of Karen Luskin.
John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen E. (nee Banecoff) Luskin; son, David E. Luskin; parents, David and Margaret (nee Tracey) Luskin; sisters, Eileen Szolnoki and Mary Tracey; and good friend, Bev Schollcraft.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St. (Route 615, north of Route 2), in Mentor, with a Celebration of Life to be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
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