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John Hogrebe, 82, of Bear Creek Township, passed away Tuesday at Celtic Home and Health Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. John was born in Wilkes-Barre on May 23, 1936. He was the son of the late Anthony and Olga (Pliscott) Hogrebe.
John was employed as a general contractor for many years specializing in carpentry. He was also employed by Carter Footwear, retiring in 2001.
John had a knack for fixing things. He enjoyed going to antique tractor shows and repairing lawnmowers.
John was preceded in death by a sister; Olga. Brothers; Robert, Edward, Tony and James.
Surviving is a daughter, Jacqueline Hogrebe. Son; Douglas Hogrebe and his wife, Chery. Grandchildren; Brandon and David Hogrebe. Brother; Larry Hogrebe. Nephews, Perry Hogrebe and his wife, Debbie. Gene Hogrebe and his wife, Marlene. Nieces; Christina and Cora.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 4 to 6 pm at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. 465 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. A blessing service will be held at 6:30pm. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.