John Phillip Schullo, age 90, of Hudson, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at his Red Cedar Canyon Assisted Living residence. A proud Italian-American, John was born to first generation Italian immigrants, Sabatino and Nicolina (Ranallo) Scuillo on February 27, 1921 in Washburn, WI. The family moved to North Hudson in 1930 when his father, a railroad worker, was transferred. John joined the US Army in October of 1940. He became a member of Company C, 107th Quartermaster Regiment out of Camp Livingston, LA. They proudly served during WWII, and he was honorably discharged in June of 1945. That year, John was united in marriage to Florence Richie. They were blessed with five children: Linda, Cynthia, John Jr., Samuel, and Maureen. Florence passed away in 1973. On June 18, 1977, John married Jeanette F. McDonald (nee Beckman). Her five children and their families also brought great joy into his life.
In the 1960s, John had been a member of the Knights of Columbus and earned the rank of 4th Degree. John retired from his position as a district sales manager for a New York company in 1985. He was then able to spend more time perfecting his golf game, often playing with friends at the Hudson Golf Club where he was a founding member. In 2001, after turning down the role of Pepper Fest King about five times, John finally agreed to serve as the festival’s Good Neighbor – a position which he felt greatly honored about. John was a positive person and he never met a stranger. His friendly, outgoing personality will be greatly missed.
John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jeanette; children: Linda (Bob) Long of Sarasota FL, Cynthia (Timothy) St. Ores of Hudson, John Phillip Schullo Jr. (Tami Rose) of Hudson, Sam Schullo of Hudson, and Maureen (Shawn) Pettee of Hudson; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine (Bob) McGrew of Hudson and Sarah Lyksett, both of Hudson; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Brennhofer and Eleanor Sablak; Jeanette’s five children and their families; extended family and countless friends. In addition to his first wife Florence, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Schullo and sisters, Betty Zezza and Mary Jane Chrisler.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held for John at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 23rd at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson. Burial with military honors will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitations will be one hour prior to the service at church and on Wednesday, June 22nd from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, 715-386-3725.