Of Saugus. Age 88, died on Thursday, November 10th at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Irene (Gillen) Shikles.
Born in Russellville, MO and a longtime resident of Saugus, Mr. Shikles was the son of the late Earl M. and Mildred (Hale) Shikles. Jack worked for over 60 years in the metal recycling industry. He built a cottage in Shapleigh, Maine where he loved spending time with his family for over 50 years. He was also a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran.
Mr. Shikles was the loving father of Mark Shikles and his wife Alison of Tewksbury, Jacqueline Farah and her husband John of MI, Sandra Dean and her husband Robert of Saugus and the late Earl Shikles and his wife Carol of East Boston.; cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; dear brother of James Shikles and Norma Jean Proctor both of MO; and companion of Lauraine Supino of Wakefield. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Monday. A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus. Interment in Riverside Cemetery in Saugus.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at wish.org.