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John Francis Skala

John Francis Skala, 74, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at AR River Valley Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 2, 1941, in Springfield Massachusetts, to Ralph J. Skala & Elena Oliveri. He was preceded in death by his wife, who was the love of his life, Eileen Skala; granddaughter, Shay Sherrod and one sister. He is survived by five children, Joanne Jaskulski (Skala), Nicoll Vincent, Michael Bolanis & Rhonda, Michele Turner, Matthew Bolanis & Angela; seven grandchildren, Roderick W. Jaskulski, Evelyn O. Jaskulski, Bailie Bolanis, Dylan Turner, Dalton Turner, Alex Bolanis, Braden Bolanis and numerous other family and friends. Memorials may be made in his honor to the AR River Valley Hospice Home. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral, Inc.

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I miss you so much. It does not seem real that we are not going all over the place to Dr appts. We made the best of it and had fun too. I am happy to say that I have no regrets. We had gotten so close and I was more than happy to take care of you. I wish there was a way to make you well. I never thought it would end this way. Your death has created a connection with your daughter Joanne and your grandkids Evelyn and Roderick. They are precious and it makes my heart happy. You would be so proud of us. You are gone but will never be forgotten. You will always be my "Johnny Boy". Until we meet again, rest in peace. Love you always and forever. Angela

Angela bolanis Jun 7 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the families loss. I was blessed to have met John through Eileen. And always thought he was the sweetest man. Him and Eileen were so funny together. Now they are together again and not hurting anymore. Continued prayers for all of the family.

Ronda Khamsourivong Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM

We miss you already, dad. You're gone too soon, but will never be forgotten. We love you, Joanne, Roderick, and Evelyn Thank you Angela and family for taking such good care of my dad, and for showing him love and support. It is greatly appreciated. Sending heartfelt condolences and long distance hugs during this difficult time. Sincerely, Joanne Your sister in MA :)

Joanne May 20 2016 12:00 AM