John A. Pheobus, Jr.

July 16, 1932 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 88)


John Albert Pheobus, Jr, age 88, died of long-term complications on March 28, 2021, in his home in Upper Marlboro.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Jane Witmer, of Frederick, Maryland, his four sons, Leonard and his wife Teri,  Gregory Pheobus,  Randy Pheobus,  and  Wesley Pheobus, and his wife Carol and five grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Brittney, Brandi and Carley,  three great-grandchildren, James, Gailah and Oliver.  Also, his siblings-in-law, Wayne, Naudine and David all of Mt Airey. John is preceded in death by his father, John Albert Pheobus Sr; and his mother, Winifred Cookson/Pheobus of Washington, DC., his sister, Ione, his daughter-in-law, Gail Pheobus of Frederick, MD and his brother-in-law Ronnie.

John was born on July 16, 1932, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

John was a great family man and a caring father. He married Betty Jane in 1956 and grew their family together in places such as Ridge Road and Hawkins Creamery Road in Damascus, and in Upper Marlboro.

A private graveside service for the family is scheduled for Monday, April 5, at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Md.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that donations be made to;

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