M David Minnick posted a Condolence
| December 09, 2017
I was a fraternity brother of John at the Beta House at the University of Michigan in the 60's. I cannot think of a memory of him that does not involve him smiling or laughing. He was an upbeat person who brighten any room he entered and proved the mood of anyone with whom he spoke. When he became a surgeon, I could think of no finer calling for him. To help those with serious medical conditions requiring surgery would bring him great satisfaction. His personality and caring for people would give his patients a positive experience in their recovery. We had a reunion of a number of our fraternity brothers txt John hosted at his beautiful home on Lake Lure. He was the perfect host and the same affable person we had know in our college years. Riding around the lake on his boat and eating at the local restaurant made it clear that many people knew him and liked him. It would be difficult not to like John Skudlerick. I could not help but think what a wonderful match it had to be forDr. John to help so many people in a community that would know and appreciate him. It was my great privilege to have known John over all these years. He added joy to my life in many ways. I am glad that he was well aware of how much his fraternity brother friends loved him and cared about him. I hope all of his family, friends and relatives appreciate what an outstanding person John was. His was a life well lived. He was a credit to his Beta Theta Pi fraternity, his beloved University of Michigan and the medical profession that he served so well. He may be gone from this world but he will be long remembered and missed which is the greatest legacy anyone can leave.
Rest in Peace.
Natalie Waters Moore posted a Condolence
| December 08, 2017
Hope and all of Dr. Skudlarick’s family,
so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. John was always good to my mom when she worked for him. He always had a smile in his face when I saw him. I will be praying for you guys.
Jim & Cynthia Wickerink posted a Condolence
| December 01, 2017
With deepest sadness we learned of John's passing. We wish to send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
John and I grew up together in a simpler time in Coldwater MI. We attended school together from 1st grad through high school graduation and were dorm roommates in our freshman year at the University of Michigan.
Growing up we spent summers riding our bikes, running through the neighborhood and heading home when the street lights came on. Sports were a big part of our lives. Along with our "posse" of friends and classmates we were always playing baseball, football or basketball. As we grew older, hunting and fishing became a big part of our lives.
John was a consummate leader and he was our class President and Captain of our football & basketball teams. He had an enormous influence on my life as well as others, always giving encouragement and solid advice if he felt it was needed.
John could have chosen any career but chose to be of service and save people's lives. I know that he was also very strong in his faith and dedicated to his community.
I will forever miss my "brother".
May he rest in Peace, may he be free.
Michigan Mari posted a Condolence
| December 01, 2017
There are no words to express the sorrow in my heart for your family. I was so very sad when I heard the news. Memories of the Skudlarick family and all the good times we shared while in Rutherforton are treasured memories. John was a very special human being and touched so many lives both in and out of the hospital and all are better for having known him. May the sun warm you-the moon restore you-the stars light your path and the Universe bring you strength and peace. With Love Mari-Angie-Dylan
Vicki Ledbetter posted a Condolence
| December 01, 2017
It is such a sad day when we lose such a wonderful person who along his way, helped so many thousands of people. I remember as a nurse his presence on the unit, serious, funny, kind. I received a picture as a gift from him one time and it still hangs in my living room. More important to me now, such great memories of John. God bless you and keep you, his family. He is sorely missed.