John Edward Segbers

October 03, 1937 ‒ June 21, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

John Edward Segbers, 76, of Delaware passed away Saturday evening June 21, 2014 at the Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by his loving family.
He was born October 3, 1937 in Columbus to the late Edward Joseph and Elizabeth Josephine (Rudmann) Segbers.
John was a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware. He was a rock and pillar of strength to his family, friends and the Catholic church community. He will be missed but remembered with love.
He was a loving husband to his wife of 56 years, Rita, and a loving father to four children, Craig (Debbie), Jeff (Robin), Michael and Staci (Tom) Zagore. Also left to cherish his memory are eight grandchildren, one great grandson, a brother David and a sister Teresa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Jim and two sisters Mary Vonder Haar and Gertrude Segbers.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday June 24th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH and where vigil of prayer services will be held at 4:00 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday June 25th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, OH with Fr. B. Augustine Okpe officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214 .
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  • Uncle John was able to keep a straight face while making jokes. Always thought he was a nice looking guy, still is! Love Kathy & Jim.

  • John was a great neighbor who was always ready to help. He could always figure a way to fix things around the house and he was a perfectionist about any repairs. I considered him a friend in every sense of the word. I will miss him greatly. Love Joyce

  • I remember when I was a little kid, John and Rita lived in Columbus. When they moved, John had a garage sale like none I’d ever seen or seen since. Only he could have a garage sale bash like that.

  • Craig and Debbie,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Please know that you are in my heart. Peace be with you as you say farewell for now.

  • Craig and Debbie,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Both you and your family will be in our prayers.

    Lyle & Linda Rhodebeck

  • Rita and family, I have been thinking about you. I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I was on my way to calling hours after an appointment. But that storm came up forcing my to head home. Just know my thoughts and prayers have been with you. Love, Chris