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John Michael Shymansky Sr., 65, Cobb Island
John Michael “Mike” Shymansky Sr., 65, of Cobb Island died Sept. 30, 2012, at home.
Born May 15, 1947, at Physicians Memorial Hospital, La Plata, he was the son of the late Joseph L. and the late Frances E. Shymansky.
Mr. Shymansky was a master electrician by trade and worked many side jobs with his father. He worked for Higdon Electric Co. and C.H. Attick. He was past chief and lifetime member of the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick B. Shymansky.
He is survived by his son, John Michael Shymansky Jr.; daughter-in-law, Heather Shymansky; granddaughter, Jordyn Shymansky; stepmother, Irene F. Shymansky; brothers, J.B., Bernie and Mickey Shymansky; stepbrother, Michael L. Cox; sisters, Joellen Lawman, Angel Hindle and Renea Shymansky; stepsister, Barbara Cox Mebane; brothers-in-law, Billy Lawman, Eddie Godwin, Buddy Hindle and Bob Mebane; sisters-in-law, Sandy Cox and Jennifer Shymansky; nephews, B.J. and MyKyle Shymansky, Will and Joey Lawman, Brant Godwin, Tyler and Tanner Cox; nieces, Tiana Stine, Katie Godwin, Ashley Cox, Mychelle, Myranda and MyKenna Shymansky; great-nephews, Michael St. Clair and Collin Lawman; great-nieces, Isabella Stine, Marleigh Amelia, and Lacie Lawman; former wife, Mary Agnes Shymansky-Beatley and her husband, Mike Beatly; and longtime friend, Diane Bowling.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. with fireman’s prayers at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Issue. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jackson, Chris Mattingly, Gary Hess, Allen Shymansky, Dennis Bradshaw and Craig Jackson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jordyn Abigail Shymansky Scholarship Fund in care of PNC Bank.