John E. Hemmerle

John E. Hemmerle

He may not have been a strict parent, but he didn’t have to be. John’s kids knew his standards: “be responsible”. From the days of his youth he detested idle hands. John started out working at a young age as a plumber for his dad. He found his calling in life when he landed at the Home Depot managing the plumbing department. He even did a ground up restoration of a Chevy Blazer. Not bad for a guy who’s favorite show may have been Gas Monkey Garage. Relaxing times found him down by the water; either a rod in his hand or looking for crabs. He could fabricate a meal out of just about anything left over in his fridge. Maybe not gourmet, but if you’re hungry enough you’ll eat anything, John joked. If his T.V. was on he’d be checking out some Mash, Street Outlaws and Cops. His best friend was his buddy, Rocky the dog.

John is survived by the love of his life, Judy Jobes and their children: John Jr., Louise and Lisa; his mother, Dolores; his grandson, Brycen Mitchell; sisters, Donna Schultice, Cindy Slimm, Cathy Cesare and Margie Parker.

Come celebrate 51 great years 10-12 a.m. Wednesday at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where there will be a noon service. Interment private. Donations to will be appreciated.

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