DANVILLE — John William “Jack” Holsky, 62, of Mickley Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 16, 1950, to the late John W. and Lelah M. (Lease) Holsky. He was a former foreman for the City of Mount Vernon Public Parks Department. He loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was very talented with many interests, including poetry, painting, and learning about various subjects. He penned the following poem, “Fear and Light” upon the death of his mother in 1999:
“How deep can one man’s sorrow be,
When faced with death and tragedy?
How much his heart quakes with regret,
For words and deeds he’s not done yet.
For just one chance to set things right.
He makes a vow to God’s sweet light.
In Jesus’ name he asks with love,
To receive a blessing from above.
To help his heart not be afraid,
And forgive him for the mistakes he’s made.”
He is survived by his former wife and caretaker, Tammy Blaisdell of Mount Vernon; a sister, Pamela Jo (Terry) Shaira of Chesterfield, Mich.; one niece, two nephews; good friends, Brandon and Sarah Dawson of Brinkhaven; three grandchildren, Riley, Shawna and Breanna Dawson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
To honor Jack’s wishes, cremation will take place and there are no services scheduled. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the Danville Fire Department (EKCJFD), P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014; or to Knox County Hospice, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.