John M. Shank Jr.

June 14, 1955 ‒ August 02, 2019

Ostrander, Ohio

John Marvin Shank Jr., 64, of Ostrander passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 14, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late John Marvin & Shirley Ruth (Thompson) Shank. John was a 1973 graduate of Dublin High School, where he ran cross country. John worked at USPS since 1981, and was the local union steward for Dublin, Ohio.

John and his wife Robin had big plans after retirement to move to St. Pete’s Beach Florida. Left to cherish his memory are wife of 19 years Robin (Maschmann) Shank; daughters Bobbi (Jason ) Flood, Brandi ( JJ) Henry, and Bayli (Nicholas) Brown; grandchildren Jailyn, Kassidi,  and Gary Henry, Hailey Flood, and Grace Brown; brother Wesley D. Thompson; sisters Adele (John Quigley) Shank, and Cynthia (Alan) Burggraf-Torppa; nephews John Vincent  and Cameron Quigley; and his k-9 companion beagle Killer, and feline friend Choppers; and numerous friends from all over.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Timothy Robert Shank.

Some of John’s Hobbies included playing golf, watching birds, and collecting Hallmark Christmas ornaments. John loved life, including spending time playing softball with his daughters, doing arts and crafts and playing games outside with his grandkids. He also enjoyed watching Disney movies, having bon fires, watching the Ohio State Buckeyes, telling jokes, and just life in general. There is no doubt that John was a family man. His grandchildren loved their Opa, daughters loved their dad, siblings loved their brother, nephews loved their uncle, and that his wife, loved her husband. His family will remember him as the loving and dedicated family man that he was.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Bellpoint Community Church, 4771 OH-257, Delaware, Ohio 43015. The family will then gather at the Shank Residence for a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017 or The Autism Society of Ohio, P.O. Box 272, Worthington, Ohio 43085

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  • My dear childhood friend we have so many memories On Bright Road I will miss you tremendously my dear friend RIP My Brother 🍺

  • I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Such a great guy! I was friends with his sister, Cindy. That was how we met. Saw him at one of the reunions a few years ago and his smile lit the room. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. You will be miss my friend

  • Wow – I was just trying to reconnect with John a month ago after 45 years. A great friend in high school before we lost contact. A real tragedy to his friends and family. I’m so sorry we never got the chance to reconnect. Lots of fond memories though, RIP John.

  • Sorry to see you go my friend. Been a while since we were last in touch, but we did have some very good years together. Golfing, camping, fishing, and the Halloween parties.
    Save a seat at the table for me my friend.

    love you


  • I am so saddened to hear of this news. John was a great friend and I loved his smile. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIH my dear friend the class of 73 lost another good one.

  • Always called you Mr. Shank. It fit, so dedicated to fellow employees and customers to always go above and beyond what is required. Thank you for your sense of humor and many years of friendship. I’m sorry the next chapter of your life was to short. Amlinjohn

  • Jack and I have fond memories of John during Nick and Bayli’s wedding…The bachelor party when John slid in the mud and had to get in the limo…and, when the parents danced after the wedding! We hope you’re dancing in heaven, John!

    Jack and Kim Brown

  • Neighbor John… we had some great times cooking out and working together on projects at Martin Ave. You were a really good guy John. I’ll never forget every times you saw me how you said, hey Dano. You were the best my friend. You left us way to young John. Prayers to you and your family…

  • Your retirement was cut short John. You and Robin had had so many big plans. Watching the OSU football games just won’t be the same without you. Find Bill Sr. and play the perfect game of golf! Our love and prayers to Robin and the girls. RIP my friend

  • My good friend and golf buddy, we had some good times together on and off the
    golf course. Many fun memories of our trips to the Carolinas together. I’m so glad
    we kept in touch the past couple of years. Robin, you are amazing, I know you’ve
    had it rough after John’s stroke, thank you for keeping me informed on his progress.
    I know John loved you with all of his heart, I love you too sweetie.
    John, my friend, you will be missed. I love you man, keep a tee time open for us
    when I see you again.
    Your buddy Cheno

  • It was great to see John at Martinos last year. So sorry to hear of his passing. Always enjoyed that big smile!

  • I recognized John’s face immediately in the paper. What a shock to read about his passing. Our neighborhood was blessed to have him deliver our mail with a smile and conversation for years! And to think I could have slowed down his route even more if I had known he collected Hallmark ornaments! Oh how he loved Memorial Golf Tournament week- because he took that week off to avoid it! He was a character and we’ve missed him. We’re so very sorry for his family’s loss. Blessed to have known him.

  • were my guy so long ago..we played golf, camped, partied, laughed and cried together.. loved you so much back then.. Glad you found Robin and had three daughters. Just wish you two could have had many years in florida together. You ALWAYS lived large. Such a sweetheart! Such a smile..and always full of fun and laughter. Loved you my first…until we see each other again…Linda Anastasia…

  • I’m saddened beyond words by John’s passing. He was very kind to me when I was a child and I’ll never forget him for it.