Southern California Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America

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We Mourn the Passing of John Hoeinghaus

Update: The funeral services for John Hoeinghaus, known by most as Hobo John, had been set for Tuesday, June 13 at 11:45 at Riverside National Cemetery (22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518).  

Hobo was a proud veteran and he has always supported the Riverside National Cemetery. He will be interned there with a ceremony at 12:00pm. Cemetery officials request that attendees be in place by 11:45. Hobo’s ashes will be placed in the wall in a military ceremony. All friends are invited to attend the service. 

The family has announced that they will hold a reception lunch gathering a few miles away afterward for those that want to attend. It will be at Romano Pizza which is about 5 miles away from the cemetery, 285 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508-6037.

Photo Credit: Tom Lovejoy

Photo Credit: Tom Lovejoy

John Hoeinghaus - September 20, 1945 - May 23, 2017

It is our sad duty to report the passing of a long-time member of the SoCal Chapter. John Hoeinghaus, known by his nickname Hobo John, passed from this world on May 23, 2017, and is in now in scooter heaven. Hobo was 71 years old. 

SoCal AMCA is in touch with his family and we will assist with memorial announcements for them. Please send an email to if wish more information and notification of the pending memorial services, which are probably a few weeks out.

Hobo was a proud member of the US Navy and he was proud of all veterans. His request to be interned at Riverside National Cemetery is being processed.

Hobo’s quiet smile and silly humor will be missed by all that knew him.

Feel free to share memories and comments on this page and we will pass them onto Hobo John's family. Thank you.