Saturday, July 6, 2013

John P. Shimkonis

John P. Shimkonis, age 55, of Orlando passed away on 30 June 2013.  He was born at the  US Naval Hospital, Quantico, Virginia.   John had diverse interests. With an incredible in-depth knowledge and love of plants and plant life he owned and ran his own business, West Orlando Pro Lawncare. His work earned him landscaping awards around Orlando. John also spent a short time in the US Navy.  He was an avid reader, having a keen interest and knowledge in American history. He had and affinity for the ocean and surfing, painting and drawing and was musically inclined.   But most of all he had a beautiful mind and kind soul.

John is preceeded in death by father 1st Sgt. Frank Shimkonis USMC and survived by mother Joan L. Shimkonis, Orlando FL, brothers  Anthony N. Shimkonis, Wilmington, NC, Michael R. Shimkonis with wife Jennifer, nephew Nicolas, niece Ava Louise, Telluride, CO and Joseph D. Shimkonis, Honolulu, HI.

Wake Services will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N.Kirkman Rd., Orlando 32811 09 July 2013 from 7-9 pm. Mass and services will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church 801 N Hastings St., Orlando 32808 10 July at 1200 noon with reception following at church hall  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: NAMI Greater  (National Alliance of Mentally Ill Greater Orlando)  or The Lustgarten Foundation (cure for pancreatic cancer). 


Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry to read of the passing of your loved one; please accept my sincere sympathy. I hope you will find comfort in Jesus' promise of the resurrection here on the earth(Acts 24:15)when all those who are now sleeping in death, will be raised up and restored back to life on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until then,may Jehovah God grant you peace and comfort, during this time of sorrow.-Matthew 5:4.

Christine Quinn Neal said...

So sorry, words don't come easy on at this time, so I will just send my Love to all of my Shimkonis Family <3

Anonymous said...

The will and strength John showed while bearing two heavy crosses in life is inspirational. Death Hath No Victory. 1 Corinthians 15:55

Love from your brothers Anthony, Michael and Joseph ...and Ma too !

Anonymous said...

I was saddened to hear that John had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:

Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”

Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

I know you will still experience pain, grief, and sorrow but I hope that these scriptures will bring some measure of comfort to you.