The Obit For John Miskulin

John 'Mushky' Miskulin

Published: Friday, May 23, 2008 7:26 AM EDT

John 'Mushky' Miskulin passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008. John's highlight of his life was playing minor league baseball, most notably at Natchez, Mississippi. Often, he could recall specific pitches he threw some sixty years later.

What we remember most about John was that he was a thinker. If it wasn't baseball it was the family's everyday life. We lived a somewhat normal life. All this brought about by him. We always used to say Mushk used his psychology on us. He fostered a critical spirit in his kids that lives to this very day. Mushk wasn't special, just special to his family.

We never laughed at Mushk, just at things he did, and how he often kept them hidden. He used his head till the end, and that was what he intended. He felt he would be rewarded then. God bless you John Miskulin.

John Joseph Miskulin, 83, of Center Township, passed away surrounded by his family. Born March 5, 1925, in Aliquippa, a son of the late Frank and Ann Bartolic Miskulin, he was a retired machinist from LTV, where he worked in the seamless tube department. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II.

In addition to his parents, preceding John in death was a brother, Steve.

Surviving John is his loving wife of 51 years, Frances (Zugay) Miskulin; their children, Jerome "Jerry" Miskulin, Center Township; John Steven Miskulin, Brighton Township, and Dr. Judiann Miskulin, Indiana; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A private service was held in the ANTHONY MASTROFRACESCO FUNERAL HOME INC., 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, 724-375-0496. John was laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum, Hopewell Township.