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John J. Schubach
December 7, 1936 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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John J. Schubach, 86, of Canton, Ohio passed away on October 16, 2023. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 7, 1936 to the late Joseph and Mary (McCarthy) Schubach. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn O’Connor. He is survived by his wife, Linda, brother, Dr. William (Lura) Schubach of Mercer Island, Washington, and step children, Brian (Isobel) Case of New York City and Vanessa (Dr. Michael) Ruppe of Louisville, Kentucky. He was a beloved grandfather to his five grandchildren: Charles, Theodore and Frances Case and Joseph and Elizabeth Ruppe.
John lived in Canton, Ohio nearly his entire life. He graduated from Lehman High School in 1954. He graduated from Case Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1958. He earned a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron in 1964 while working at The Timken Company. He then earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1966.
John joined The Timken Company in 1956 as a student draftsman. After a series of positions, he retired as a Senior Vice President in 2000.
John was a respected, generous, brilliant gentleman and also had an amazing sense of humor. He had many wonderful lifelong friends - some for over 80 years. He was a huge sports fan. He particularly enjoyed rooting for the Canton McKinley Bulldogs and the Cleveland Guardians and was a great lover of horse racing. John loved to prepare meals for his family and friends. He was a wine and food enthusiast and enjoyed dining in the finest restaurants. He was a dedicated Trustee of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum for many years. John will be happily remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him well.
A private family gathering has already been held. Memorial contributions may be made to the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive N.W., Canton, OH 44708-4832.