Wilbur L. Bloss
Dairy Farmer

Wilbur L. Bloss, 93, Hobbie, died Feb. 8, 2016, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, where he had been a guest the past four months.

Born on Dec. 22, 1922, he was the only child of the late Lyman D. and Alice F. (Hoch) Bloss. He attended school at the Good School, one-room schoolhouse. Wilbur owned and operated his truck and dairy farm on St. Mary’s road for over 50 years.

He was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hobbie, where he formerly served on church council. He enjoyed fixing farm machinery, welding projects and general tinkering. He recently commented that he wished he would have had the time to fix up and paint one of his old tractors. He had many good times going to farm sales, and socializing with fellow farmers. In his younger years, he served as fire policeman for Hobbie Vol. Fire Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily R. (Rinehimer) Bloss, in 2009, and son-in-law, Harry Berkheiser, in 2007.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter, June E. Berkheiser, Succasunna, New Jersey; son, Barry W. Bloss and wife, Diane, Hobbie; grandchildren, Kelley A. Berkheiser and fiance, Frank Corso, Bronxville, New York; Jeff Bloss, Hobbie; Justin Bloss and wife, Katie, Shickshinny; and great-grandson, Aiden Bloss. He is also survived by one cousin, Irene Hoch, Nescopeck.

Wilbur’s family wishes to thank the staff of Smith Health Care for the compassion and care he was given during his stay there.

At Wilbur’s request, there were no public funeral service. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be buried next to his wife in St. James Cemetery, Hobbie.

Messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@hellerfuneral.com.

Anyone wishing to send a memorial donation in Wilbur’s name, please send to St. James Lutheran Church, 827 E. County Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660.