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John M. Shonk, 66, of Massillon, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He was born June 13, 1954 in Canton, Ohio to the late Richard and Patricia Shonk. John graduated from Lincoln High School in 1972. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. John retired from Republic Steel after 40 years of service and was a member of North Canton Eagles. John enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing traveling and spending winters in Florida.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Shonk. John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy; siblings: Richard (Linda) Shonk, Vicky Nelson, Norene Mastcko, and Jack Shonk; special niece, Christine Walker and several other nieces and nephews family and friends and his beloved dog Archie. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cheng and Aultman Radiology.


The family will receive friends on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 705 Raff Rd. S.W., Canton, Ohio 44710. Due the surrounding condition of Covid-19 mask are required and a celebration of John's life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.