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John J. Dobler, III
John J. Dobler III of Sugar Land, TX, passed on January 1, 2021. He was born on May 6, 1953 in Houston to John J. Dobler II and Marjorie Falk Dobler. John graduated from Bellaire High School and then Texas Tech University with a degree in engineering. He married Candace Chamberlain in 1978. John became a world-class engineer and project manager, designing and building liquefied natural gas plants. His career included projects for MW Kellogg, Pullman Kellogg, Brown and Root, KBR, Halliburton, CB&I and McDermott. For international projects, he lived in Amsterdam, Paris, Yokohama, London, Jakarta, Perth, Australia and Houston. He enjoyed watching Formula 1 Racing and participating in AMG Driving Academy events. John is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by his sister, Dottie Goodsun, of San Antonio and many cousins. John helped found and generously supported Vet TRIIP, a nonprofit serving veterans with chronic pain and PTSD in San Antonio and Houston. Donations in his memory may be made at or mailed to Vet TRIIP at P O Box 460902, San Antonio, TX 78246.

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January 16, 2021
I knew and worked with John for many years at MWK and KBR. He was a gifted engineer and a joy to work with. I learned many things working with John. I will surely miss him.
January 16, 2021
John was part of the young team in the 80's that worked on several LNG projects in M.W Kellogg , that were executed overseas . I worked with John in Amsterdam and Paris.
Farewell John, he was a top engineer and wonderful person to work with.
Arturo Aranda
January 15, 2021
John and I graduated from Bellaire HS together. We didn't learn this until working along side each other at MW Kellogg. John was highly regarded by all of his coworkers throughout his career. I enjoyed many non-work related conversations with him. He will be missed.
Buddy Meyer
January 15, 2021
I really enjoyed working with John. He was a very competent engineer, manager and a pleasure to be around.
Ray Sedwick
January 15, 2021
A really good guy. I worked with John in Amsterdam and several projects in Houston. I’m sue nobody ever heard a single cross word from John.
Hubert Landry
January 15, 2021
Sorry to hear of your passing, John. I met John and his beautiful wife, Candy, on assignment in Amsterdam when we were all so young. We had a lot of fun together. We were also in Paris with them. John was a kind, smart man. He will be missed.
Carol Landry
January 15, 2021
I was well acquainted with John for many years. We worked together on a number of things. He was a very able person, and so friendly and easy to work with. I know he will be missed by many.
Ray Williams
January 14, 2021
Farewell John, one of the finest engineers I knew over the past 40 years, as well as a wonderful person. We worked together in Amsterdam in 1981, then again in Jakarta in 96-97. Good times.
John Baguley
January 14, 2021
I knew and worked with John for over 30 yrs, very capable and nice person. Very sorry to hear of his passing.
John Rose
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