John was born in Marticville, a son of the late John Huber and Elizabeth Pries Hess, Sr. He also lived in Lime Valley, Smithville, and most recently in Mt. Joy with his daughter and her family.
He was a charter member of Lampeter United Methodist Church where he also taught Sunday school for 38 years.
John worker for and retired from Lancaster Malleable Castings Company as a molder for 40 years.
A US Army veteran, he proudly served his country during World War II as a military policeman in Okinawa.
He enjoyed going on walks, gardening, small game hunting, fishing, bird watching, and watching gospel tapes.