John J. Bober III

September 3, 2020


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.

On June 25, 2004 John married Janet Perkowski at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro where they were members. He was a member of the 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.