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John Stombaugh

John P. Stombaugh, 77, of London, died Monday, April 20, 2020, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
Born May 4, 1942, in Kenton, he was the son of Wilfrid “Bill” and Virginia (Snobarger) Stombaugh.
He graduated from Carey High School in 1960 and attended Ohio State University before going into the Army. He was a Vietnam era veteran serving in Germany followed by several years as a civilian working with the Air Weather Service in Heidelberg, Germany. John was a long-distance truck driver for most of his life. He belonged to the Buckeye Beemers motorcycle club and loved to ride his BMW motorcycles and camp with many friends. He was life member of the NRA and supported Second Amendment rights.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Karen (Terry) Stombaugh; sister, Phyllis (Owen) Burks; nieces and nephew Melanie (Gary) Yundt, John (Sue) Burks and Mary Ann (Don) Lobdell; aunt, Joyce (Snyder) Snobarger; many cousins, great/great-nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Alita (Terry) Harris and Miriam (Terry) Hanson in Georgia. Also surviving are his step-children, Frank (Anne) Kitchel in Arizona, Bill (Suzanne) Kitchel in Texas and Susan (Len) Ksobiech in Arizona and eight step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Virginia; his first wife, Hanne Sorvin of 25 years; and his daughter, Sigrid (Stombaugh) Sackman, who is survived by Marty Sackman.
In accordance with his wishes, John was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials in John’s name be made to the NRA at
The family is being served by the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London. Online condolences for the family may be sent to

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  1. ralph vogel on April 27, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Please accept my condolences.

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