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John Edward Lobb

December 3, 1944 — July 1, 2024

New Cumberland, PA

John Edward Lobb, 79, of New Cumberland, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2024. Born on December 3, 1944, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late George and Geraldine (Frazer) Lobb.

John graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 1962—a member of the first class to go through all three years at the newly built school. He would meet the love of his life his senior year, and after dating a couple years, the two would tie the knot, getting married in 1964 at Shiremanstown United Methodist Church. John and Christine would raise two daughters and enjoy 60 years of marriage.

Upon graduation, John spent a summer in the roofing business before working on the railroad. In 1968, he shifted gears and enrolled in the union apprentice program with Pipefitters Local #520 on Jonestown Road. He was a member of the union until 1980, when he decided to go into business for himself. With his wife by his side, helping him every step of the way, he would start John Lobb Plumbing & Remodeling. This business started while they lived in Valley Green but would continue after moving to New Cumberland in 2001. John also owned and maintained several rental properties in the borough.

He was active in sports all his life, playing in multiple softball, bowling and basketball leagues. He played for and coached several softball teams in the Bob Hoffman League in York, and as time went on, he paid the playing fees and provided equipment. He spent lots of time at the ABC West lanes on the Carlisle Pike, and he played pickup basketball into his 50s with a special group of guys at New Cumberland Middle School and Baughman United Methodist Church.

He and his wife took advantage of their health and flexible schedules as they aged, traveling to every state at least once, and visiting Alaska four times. Beyond the U.S. border, they would travel to Central and South America, the Galapagos Islands, Egypt and Tanzania in Africa, Turkey, Ireland, England and Canada. Enjoying long weekend trips to Alexandria Bay, the pair would head up Interstate 81 to the Thousand Islands, touring Bolt Castle and taking in the beautiful scenery.

John thoroughly appreciated the beauty this world offered, but even more so, he valued the relationships he and his wife shared with their daughters and grandchildren. His big heart and unbelievable work-ethic will be remembered by those who knew him best. 

Surviving is his wife and best friend, Christine (Dauberman) Lobb; daughters, Shelley Trout of Newport and Jennifer Kelly (husband, Patrick) of York Haven; grandchildren, Sierra, Kiernan and Carson; and a great-granddaughter, Briley.

A public viewing will be held from 6-8PM on Monday, July 8, 2024, at Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. The following morning, Tuesday, July 9, a service will take place at 10AM in the funeral home, immediately followed by interment in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in John’s name to the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, 17111.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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