John Joseph Gabrys, Jr., 64, of Mountain Home, passed away on Thursday, Dec.8, 2011, at a local hospital. A viewing is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. No formal services will be held.
John was born on Nov. 28, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of John Sr. and Ethal Nedra (Andersen) Gabrys. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1966 and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He received an Associatešs Degree from Stevens-Henager College.
John worked 30 years for Rubber Engineering (Weir) in Salt Lake City.
He moved to Mountain Home in 2000.
John loved to work with wood and cars.
John is survived by his sisters, Devona "De" Gabrys, Cherie Lott, and Bonnie Glenn, his brother, Andrew Gabrys, his children, Karl Gabrys, Bobby Gabrys, Ryan Richards, and Chantel Richards, and four grandchildren, Bobby J., Demien, Charilam and Gabriel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandfather, Andrew Andersen, and grandmother Kate Wood Andersen.