John J. Bober III, 79, of Wellsboro, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Holy Spirit Geisinger in Camp Hill, PA. Born December 1, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ, to John and Victoria (Zieziulewicz) Bober, Jr., John earned a Chemistry degree from Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, PA. He worked as a chemist for Allied Chemical, but his computer skills led him to a career in programming with a focus on logistics. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro, Wellsboro Men’s Chorus, and served on the board of directors of the Coudersport Arboretum Association. He was a talented builder and constructed more than one house for himself and his family. John loved learning and thoroughly enjoyed the game show Jeopardy. He was an avid outdoorsman and was an accomplished hunter and fly-fisherman.
John is survived by his wife: Janet Bober; a son: John-Joseph (Jennifer D.) Bober of Union Twp., NJ; a daughter: Jennifer Anne Bober of Pompton Lakes, NJ; a granddaughter: Veronica “Ronnie” Bober of Union Twp., NJ; two brothers: Mark (JoAnne) Bober of Dunedin, FL, and Jerome (Andrea) Bober of Sunset Beach, NC; a step-daughter: Stefanie C. Perkowski; and two step-sons: Paul C. and Leon J. Perkowski; and his beloved chocolate poodle, Charlie. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife: Joan E. Bober.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to John’s life at a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM Friday September 11, 2020, in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 38 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. David Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Belvedere, NJ on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM. John’s family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 with his arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory are encouraged to remember the Coudersport Arboretum Association, c/o Bev Morris, 201 South West Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus (570) 948-1389, or Trout Unlimited, PO Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, WV 25438. To share a memory or condolence with John’s family, please visit : www.tusseymosher.com.
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