Joseph S. Chihorek, 73, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
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Born in Ashley, he was the son of the late Stanley and Caroline Piczak Chihorek.
He was a 1957 graduate of Ashley High School and attended Orange County College, New York. He had also completed computer study programming at the Wilkes-Barre Data Center.
He was a U.S. veteran, having served in the Air Force. He was stationed at Fort Stewart Air Base in New York for four years. He belonged to the American Legion, Dallas Post 672, and the Ashley Sportsman Club.
Mr. Chihorek had worked as a director of logistics at Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he was chief assistant manager.
He was preceded in death by a baby brother, Stanley Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Joan Revnack; a daughter, Monique Chihorek, Old Bridge, N.J.; a son, Richard and his wife, DeAnn Chihorek, Dallas; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also surviving are a brother, John and his wife, Chris Chihorek, Mission Viejo, Calif.; and a sister, Carol Marie Brown, Ambler.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Carverton, with the Rev. Vincent Dang as celebrant.
Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Burial Park, West Wyoming.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.
Gubbiotti Funeral Home
1030 Wyoming Ave. Exeter, PA 18643
Published in Citizens' Voice from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2013