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Condolence From: M David Minnick
Condolence: I was a fraternity brother of John at the Beta House at the University of Michigan in the 60's. I cannot think of a memory of him that does not involve him smiling or laughing. He was an upbeat person who brighten any room he entered and proved the mood of anyone with whom he spoke. When he became a surgeon, I could think of no finer calling for him. To help those with serious medical conditions requiring surgery would bring him great satisfaction. His personality and caring for people would give his patients a positive experience in their recovery. We had a reunion of a number of our fraternity brothers txt John hosted at his beautiful home on Lake Lure. He was the perfect host and the same affable person we had know in our college years. Riding around the lake on his boat and eating at the local restaurant made it clear that many people knew him and liked him. It would be difficult not to like John Skudlerick. I could not help but think what a wonderful match it had to be forDr. John to help so many people in a community that would know and appreciate him. It was my great privilege to have known John over all these years. He added joy to my life in many ways. I am glad that he was well aware of how much his fraternity brother friends loved him and cared about him. I hope all of his family, friends and relatives appreciate what an outstanding person John was. His was a life well lived. He was a credit to his Beta Theta Pi fraternity, his beloved University of Michigan and the medical profession that he served so well. He may be gone from this world but he will be long remembered and missed which is the greatest legacy anyone can leave.
Rest in Peace.
Saturday December 09, 2017
Condolence From: Natalie Waters Moore
Condolence: Hope and all of Dr. Skudlarick’s family,
so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. John was always good to my mom when she worked for him. He always had a smile in his face when I saw him. I will be praying for you guys.
Friday December 08, 2017
Condolence From: Jim & Cynthia Wickerink
Condolence: With deepest sadness we learned of John's passing. We wish to send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
John and I grew up together in a simpler time in Coldwater MI. We attended school together from 1st grad through high school graduation and were dorm roommates in our freshman year at the University of Michigan.
Growing up we spent summers riding our bikes, running through the neighborhood and heading home when the street lights came on. Sports were a big part of our lives. Along with our "posse" of friends and classmates we were always playing baseball, football or basketball. As we grew older, hunting and fishing became a big part of our lives.
John was a consummate leader and he was our class President and Captain of our football & basketball teams. He had an enormous influence on my life as well as others, always giving encouragement and solid advice if he felt it was needed.
John could have chosen any career but chose to be of service and save people's lives. I know that he was also very strong in his faith and dedicated to his community.
I will forever miss my "brother".
May he rest in Peace, may he be free.
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Michigan Mari
Condolence: There are no words to express the sorrow in my heart for your family. I was so very sad when I heard the news. Memories of the Skudlarick family and all the good times we shared while in Rutherforton are treasured memories. John was a very special human being and touched so many lives both in and out of the hospital and all are better for having known him. May the sun warm you-the moon restore you-the stars light your path and the Universe bring you strength and peace. With Love Mari-Angie-Dylan
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Vicki Ledbetter
Condolence: It is such a sad day when we lose such a wonderful person who along his way, helped so many thousands of people. I remember as a nurse his presence on the unit, serious, funny, kind. I received a picture as a gift from him one time and it still hangs in my living room. More important to me now, such great memories of John. God bless you and keep you, his family. He is sorely missed.
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Larry Cole
Condolence: Were you to light a candle for every life saved and for each person who was healed or positively touched by Dr Skudlarick, you would illuminate the night sky in Rutherford County. Rest well good Doctor.
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Clara Eplee Hauser
Condolence: 😓
Back in 1985 at a young age of 19 and a college student, Dr. Skudlarick went over and beyond his duty as a doctor and saved my life! I went to Rutherford hospital to have a bleeding mole looked at. I was told by my attending doctor to "Oh just have the nurse at The university health center look at it when you get back to Western"
By the grace of God, Dr. Skudlarick just happened to be passing down the hallway as my doctor was leaving. Less than ten minutes later, this doctor walks in the room, exams me and immediately numbs me for surgical removal of this mole. It was skin cancer! His "urgency" has guided me to be aware of my body and skin cancer for my entire life! Thanks to him, I knew to take any mole change seriously. At the age of 42, I was dianosed with melanoma. My beloved grandmother was taken away from us by melanoma. At the age of 48 and being aware of whats going on with my body, I was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma. It was catch early.
In many ways, I credit him for giving me the urgency to be proactive in my healthcare even when he was not my attending doctor. RIP and thank you Dr. Skudlarick!
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Clara Eplee Hauser
Condolence: 😓
Back in 1985 at a young age of 19 and a college student, Dr. Skudlarick went over and beyond his duty as a doctor and saved my life! I went to Rutherford hospital to have a bleeding mole looked at. I was told by my attending doctor to "Oh just have the nurse at The university health center look at it when you get back to Western"
By the grace of God, Dr. Skudlarick just happened to be passing down the hallway as my doctor was leaving. Less than ten minutes later, this doctor walks in the room, exams me and immediately numbs me for surgical removal of this mole. It was skin cancer! His "urgency" has guided me to be aware of my body and skin cancer for my entire life! Thanks to him, I knew to take any mole change seriously. At the age of 42, I was dianosed with melanoma. My beloved grandmother was taken away from us by melanoma. At the age of 48 and being aware of whats going on with my body, I was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma. It was catch early.
In many ways, I credit him for giving me the urgency to be proactive in my healthcare even when he was not my attending doctor. RIP and thank you Dr. Skudlarick!
Friday December 01, 2017
Condolence From: Stanley Bland
Condolence: I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Condolence From: Sandra Norville
Condolence: I was so fortunate to work with Dr. Skudlarick at Norris Biggs Clinic from 1988-1990 and transfer over to Rutherford Surgical in 1990 with him, Drs. Haden and Terry as there Practice Administrator. I was so blessed to work under these 3 incredible surgeons til 2003 when I left to county. Such a great doctor, employer, friend and supporter. I never forget one of my duties as Practice Administrator was to help him clean gutters at RSA Lol! Always a professional helping any patient night and day and always came to work with a smile on his face. So many fond memories that will forever I will have. Prayers and thoughts for Cathy, Josh, Chad, Hope and all grandchildren he loved and so proud of. Our loss of a great surgeon and friend but Heaven gained an angel. I will not be able to attend memorial services but each of you will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Thursday November 30, 2017
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