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John J. Jobes
July 10, 1936 - November 20, 2017
John J. Jobes, 81, died Monday evening, November 20, 2017, in his home.
Born July 10, 1936 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Anna (Steranka) Jobes. He lived his early life in the Pittsburgh area.
He graduated from Brentwood High School with the Class of 1954. He later received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and graduated from the University of Maryland, with a Masters of Vocational Education. He also attended LaSalle University in Chicago, where he studied computer programming.
Mr. Jobes served with the United States Air Force from 1955 until 1959. He served in both Okinawa, Japan and Canada. Mr. Jobes worked for the Space program at Wallops Island, VA and Greenbelt, MD. As a Technician and Sr. Manager, he designed a new 22 million dollar building for the space program to move into. He also helped to track and test space craft. Mr. Jobes retired in 1997.
He and his wife of over 55 years, Elizabeth J. (Little) Jobes, were married on February 3, 1962 in Pittsburgh. They lived most of their married life in Maryland prior to moving to their present residence in 1998.
He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Waynesboro, where he was active in marriage mentoring, the choir, and participated in the 40 hours devotion. He also ran the church cemetery, helped to paint Saint Andrew School, was a church "handyman" and server. He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus, Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, Waynesboro, Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, and Eagles Club, Inc., Waynesboro.
Mr. Jobes enjoyed playing guitar and organ, collecting coins, stamps and space memorabilia, and genealogy. He was proud to have traced his family back to the 1750's. He also enjoyed the time spent with his dogs, Precious and Angel.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Catherine "Cathy" Sullivan of Pittsburgh; Grant Piremerun, whom he considered to be his "son"; Mina and Madison Stover, whom he considered to be his "grandchildren"; his Godchildren, Mina, Madison, Lori Ann, and Cathy Ann; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Hatala, Ann Jobes, and Margaret Vinoverski; and two brothers, Thomas Jobes and Robert Jobes, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, December 2, 2017 in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Joseph Carolin officiating. Burial will be in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM, Friday evening, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Catholic Church Choir Fund, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, at or The Wounded Warrior Project at
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Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 28, 2017
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