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John Louis Skudlarick

Dr. John Louis Skudlarick of Rutherfordton passed peacefully at his home on November 29, 2017. He was born June 30, 1947 in Coldwater, Michigan to the late Edward George and Marion Lucille Hess Skudlarick. John attended The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he received his B.S. in 1969 and his MD in 1973. He then completed surgery training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee where he was awarded the Harwell Wilson Award for Surgical Excellence.

John moved to Rutherford County in 1978 where he practiced surgery with Rutherford Surgical Associates for thirty four years. He also worked for Rutherford Wound Care and Hyperbarics and he was instrumental in bringing wound care to Rutherford County.

John was a faithful member of The Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Forest City, where he was also a lector.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Cathy M. Skudlarick of Rutherfordton; two sons Joshua Skudlarick and wife Anna of Charlotte, NC, Chad Skudlarick and wife Brittany of Greenville, SC and a daughter Hope Gricus and husband Michael of Roswell, GA; one stepson, Greg Alley of Rutherfordton, nine grandchildren; Nathan, Nicholas and Ella Skudlarick, Elizabeth Jane, Maximilian, Gabriel and Pia Gricus, Robert Alley Jr and Ryan Alley. John is also survived by his twin brother, Dr. James C. Skudlarick of Honolulu, Hawaii, and brothers Dr. Richard Skudlarick of Blaine, Washington, Lawrence Skudlarick of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; step sisters Regina Goldsboro of Rockville, Maryland and Margaret Walton of St. Louis, Missouri; three nieces and five nephews.

A Rosary will be held on Friday December 1, 2017 at 6PM Crowe's Mortuary Chapel with a visitation to follow. The funeral will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 11AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1024 W Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043.

Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuay.com. Crowe's Mortuary is assisting the family of Dr. John Skudlarick.

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