John D. ‘Jack’ Shofstall
John D. “Jack” Shofstall, 88, of Holmes Beach, died March 24.
He was a World War II pilot serving in the Pacific and a career U.S. Air Force pilot. He also worked in the U.S. Parks and Recreation Service and was personnel manager for the city of Bradenton. Jack was a graduate of Michigan State majoring in forestry.
A graveside service was held at Sarasota National Cemetery April 5. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rita; daughters Lynda Guard and Susan Busch; grandchildren Chris Guard, Melissa Putnam, Robert Busch and Meaghan Busch; and six great-grandchildren.