John M. Korol


Rochester NY:  Entered into Eternal Life March 23, 2016. To those who knew John they will remember his Love for The Lord, his smile, sense of humor and a gentle man with a big heart.  John was predeceased by his parents Michael and Gertrud. He is survived by his sons Evan and Austin, sister Barb Bonisteel, brother in law Tom, nephew and Godson Alec Bonisteel, niece Lisa Koegel (John), nephew Patrick Bonisteel (Travis), great nieces Olivia and Emma, family in Germany, cherished friends Mike and Bev Charvella,  Jersey Girl Myra, adoptive” mom” Shirley Girl, Bill “Cody”, his loving family thru Christ at East Shelby Community Bible Church, and many dear friends new and old.

John loved the outdoors ,camping and living near the water at Sunset Beach. Cooking ,especially for others was his passion. He was proud of his Ukrainian German heritage and his love of food and cooking grew through the traditional family meals celebrated at various holidays. His sons Evan and Austin were his pride and joy and in their younger years John enjoyed being the cub master and scoutmaster for Troop 163 at St. Rita’s Church in Webster, NY. His employment with Rich Truesdale Construction as project coordinator enabled him to work in his favorite place the outdoors.

There will be no prior calling hours. A service will be held 11:00 a.m Saturday April 2, 2016 at John’s home of Worship, East Shelby Community Church,  5278 East Shelby Rd. Medina , NY 14103. A celebration of life will be held on a future date at which family and friends will cook in his honor.

John’s family wishes to express sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff on the 5400 unit, MAT unit and MICU at Rochester General Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in John’s memory to the East Shelby Community Bible Church or the Isaiah House, a hospice home located at 71 Prince St. Rochester, NY

24 Condolences

  1. Darleen Stasiw Pulito on March 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Prayers for John and to all those that knew and loved him. I hope he’s found peace in the arms of our Lord.

  2. John C.J. Graham on March 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    This comes as a shock to me. Although I know that John will be welcomed by the Lord. He was a good friend and co worker. I will always remember his kindness and caring.
    This world has lost a great man, but heaven has received a wonderful soul. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Brian Bardell on March 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Peace for you now John my brother. Thank you for so many incredible years of friendship. Your memory is precious to me as we cobbled together so many memories as Friends and family. May God pass on blessings to your two sons and your sister Barb and her family.

  4. Pat Rebholz on March 31, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    John will be truly missed by the residents of Sunset Beach where he generously gave of his time and effort to improve our community. May the peace of the lord be with you always, John.

  5. Rosemary Eichenlaub on April 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

    With deepest sympathy to John’s sister, Barb, and his two sons. May your memories console you and may God comfort you. John’s life is beautifully depicted in this tribute to him. May he rest in peace.

  6. Bill Bryan on April 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    In the short time I knew John, we became brothers. I miss him already, and heaven became an even BETTER place now that John has arrived! I know that I am a better man for have known John, and am very glad for that. Thanks John for being my brother, and God willing I will see you again. Bill “cody” Bryan

  7. John Brunette on April 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

    My condolences go out to John’s entire family, especially Evan and Austin. I was fortunate to work with, learn from, and get to know John through scouting at St. Rita’s Troop 163. Many scouts, now young men, benefitted from John’s tenure as Scoutmaster. They witnessed John’s solid example of living the Scout Law and Scout Oath at camp, in a canoe, at Retreats, in front of a stove, around the campfire, and at program. I am thankful for my time with him in T-163. May God Bless!

  8. Katy & Mike Neary & family on April 1, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Our sympathy to all who loved John. He was a very thoughtful and helpful friend and neighbor to our Sunset Beach community. He’ll be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

  9. Charlotte Giebel on April 2, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I send sincere condolences to John’s family. Though I did not have the privilege of knowing him, I love his sister and her family and am so thankful that he knew Jesus Christ as his Savior.

    Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25 ESV

    May this hope bring you much comfort.

  10. Kristin Kildea-Catalano on April 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I met John as his mother was dying at the Isaiah House. It was a hard time for him. As we took care of his mom he decided he was going to take care of all of us. He put so much love into every meal he prepared. He was generous, kind, thoughtful, and always ready for a hug. The time he and his family spent in our home was short but memorable. I hope Barb his beautiful sister and his children find comfort in knowing John lived his life loving, and he left this world loved.

  11. Marcia Fernbacher on April 16, 2016 at 7:56 am

    John and husband and I became friends when we bought our cottage at Sunset Beach. My husband passed away 18 months ago and John would call me every few days to see if I was okay. I found out I had cancer and he called me at Roswell every day to check on me and talk about his love for his church. He was an amazing man that will be missed my so many. RIP MY FRIEND

  12. Marcia fernbacheri met on May 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I met John when we bought our cottage at Sunset Beach. He was being a true friend and watched our property all year long. When my husband passed away John would call me a couple times a week to check on me. He loved his church and cooking for the members. He will be greatly missed by so many. RIP friend.

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