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John F. Hogrebe

May 23, 1936 ~ February 5, 2019 (age 82)

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.    

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