The Obit For John Metoskie

John Francis Metoskie

Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010

John Francis Metoskie, age 95, of Corsicana died peacefully on May 1, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born on April 21, 1915 in Suffern, New York to parents Elizabeth and John Metoskie where he spent his childhood.

John graduated from Fordham University in New York with a masters degree in education. While at Fordham he played on the baseball, football, and tennis teams. After graduation he played semi-pro baseball and was farmed out to the Cincinnati Red Legs. He married Margaret Belle Jessell and began a teaching and coaching career. He moved his family to Texas in the late 1940's and began working at Chance Vought Aircraft. He moved to Corsicana 16 years ago where he remained active into his 70's and 80's with activities that included hiking, bike riding, scuba diving, snow and water skiing and tennis with his family. Known as "Grandfather", he was loved by family and friends especially his grandsons to whom he gave of his time generously. He had a deep religious faith and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church where he was a member of the Legion of Mary. We will miss him very much.

He is survived by daughter Marcia Nelson and her husband John D. Nelson of Corsicana; daughter in law Janice Metoskie of Richardson.; grandsons, John C. Nelson of Corsicana, Eric Metoskie of Richardson, and Alan Metoskie of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters, Dee Paradossi and Dolly Metoskie; and his son John A. Metoskie.

Rosary and visitation will be 7 pm. Sunday, May 2 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

The family requests memorials to James L. Collins Catholic School.