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John Dushko, 93, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in his home. He was born March 20, 1919 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania to Anna and John Dushko.
John graduated from Hazelton High School in 1937 and attended New York City College playing football for 2 years before he entered the US Army in 1940. Ulcers brought John to Springfield in 1945 when he was sent to O'Reilly General Hospital for treatment. Following release from military service as a 2nd Lieutenant, he remained in Springfield and took a sales job with Borbein-Young Co. and later joined Frisco Railroad. Over the years, he operated Dushko Truckline, Dushko Auto Garage and Dushko DX Service Station. In the late 1960's, John went to work for Mid-American Dairymen retiring in 1990 with over 20 years service. He was a Mason, member of All Masonic Bodies and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. He was also a member of B.P.O.E. (Elks) Lodge #409, Big Deer Investment Club and was active for many years in the former Springfield Metro Club. He was a charter member of Twin Oaks Country Club and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.
John is survived by his wife, Jacque Dushko, Springfield, MO; two daughters, Donna (Bill) Montgomery and Julie (Dick) Mason, both of Springfield, MO; a step-daughter, Lynn (John) Good, Dunwoody, GA; step-son Steve Liebeck, Springfield, MO; a nephew, David Dremock, Bethlehem, PA; three grandchildren, Will Montgomery, Josh (Jennifer) Montgomery, DDS, and Zack Mason; four step-grandchildren, Ann (Doug) Stever, Christy (Clay) Brice, Stephen (Toni) Liebeck, and Tim (Lyn) Good; two great-grandchildren, Miles Montgomery and Malorie Montgomery; and four step-great-grandchildren, Landon and Sydney Brice and Alex and Grayson Good.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:00am with visitation beginning at 10:15am in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Graveside Committal service will be at 10:00am in Hazelwood Cemetery with the Reverend Kenneth L. Chumbley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in memory of John to your favorite local charity.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65804
Published in the News-Leader on Nov. 22, 2012