2013-08-31 / Obituaries

Homer H. “Johnny” Schoffner

Homer H. “Johnny” Schoffner, age 88, of Baltimore, passed away August 23, 2013.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran, spending 3 1/2 years as a Fire Controller on the USS Mississippi in the Pacific. He graduated from Liberty Union High School in Baltimore and Franklin University in Columbus.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ all of his life and a 70-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3761 in Baltimore, where he served as Post Commander in 1954. He retired from Rockwell International in Columbus with 30 years as an electronics inspector. After retirement, Donna and he lived in Ft. Myers, FL for six months a year and Baltimore for six months.

Johnny was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters; and survived by one sister, Verna Messerly of Baltimore.

Johnny is also survived by his wife of 63 years, Donna (Nisley) Schoffner; their two children; son, Mitchell P. (Peggy) Schoffner of Pataskala, and daughter, Cecelia B. (Robert) Smeck of Lancaster; grandchildren, Megan (Jacob) Schoffner Yaraschuk and Fred Schoffner, all of Pataskala; and great granddaughter, Addison Yaraschuk.

Funeral service for Johnny was held August 27, 2013, at Trinity United Church of Christ, Baltimore, with Reverend Jill Dunlap officiating. Burial followed in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg with Military Burial Honors provided by the Baltimore Veterans Burial Detail.

Contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ in memory of Johnny. Our thanks for the friendship, love, and support of family and dear friends from our many years at Indian Creek Park in Ft. Myers Beach and in the Baltimore area.

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