Happy 90th Birthday!: John D Schirack

Saturday , April 14, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Reader Submitted

John D. Schirack, "Big John," will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

He was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, to Clarence John and Edith Schwertner Schirack.

He graduated from Lehman High School, 1946, Canton, Ohio. He pursued pre-med at the University of Notre Dame. He then went to Loyola University Chicago, Stritch Medical School.

He spent two years as a Captain in the USAF, stationed at Reese AFB in Texas. He then completed his Anesthesia residency through the VA, and the University of Utah Hospital.

In 1959, he moved the family to Ogden, Utah, and began working at the Dee Hospital. He moved to the McKay-Dee Hospital in 1969. He retired in 1996.

John is a faithful member of the Juan Diego Catholic Church in Draper, Utah. He married Shirley Mae Osthelder June 28, 1952, in South Bend, Indiana. She passed away on January 10, 2012. Together they were the parents of four daughters: Sharon (Craig), Linda (Ed), Sandy (Mark), Nina (JT), and one son, Andrew (Wendy). He has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with another great-granddaughter expected in August, 2018.

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