Robert N. Chamberlain

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  • "Bob hired me on December 5, 1988 to assist him for SCHOTT..."
    - Arnie Bazensky
  • "My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this..."
    - Carol Chromey-Langan
  • "To Marlene and family. We are deeply saddened by the loss..."
    - mike & liz ross
  • "Truly a wonderful man. I will never forget how good he was..."
    - Melissa Love
  • "My condolences to you and your family,Marlene. My thoughts..."
    - Josette Moran
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Robert N. Chamberlain, 80, of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at River Run Rehab and Nursing Center, Kingston. He and his wife, Marlene Gibblets Burdett Chamberlain, celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Jan. 6, 2018.

Born in Dallas, he was a son of the late Walter and Edith Collins Chamberlain. He was a graduate of Lake=Lehman High School, Wyoming Seminary and from Wilkes University, in 1962, with a business degree. He was also a quartermaster in the U.S. Navy for two years.

In December 2000, he retired from Schott Glass Technologies after 32 years of service. 23 of those years were spent as west coast optical sales manager in Fullerton, Calif., and the remaining years in Duryea, as product manager in the optical sales department. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, West Pittston.

Bob was a quiet man who still enjoyed reading business magazines, long into his retirement. He also enjoyed attending school concerts and marching band competitions, which were a big part of his stepchildren's lives. He took great pride in his granddaughter, Madelyn, and loved watching her enjoy all the places she went and activities she enjoyed. He loved the annual trip to Ocean City, Md., with her, since she was a toddler, and was saddened when he could no longer go.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and his wife, Joyce; and Fritz and his wife, Donna.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepchildren, Laurie Burdett, Duryea;Matt Burdett, Pittston; Adam Burdett and his wife, Becky, Pittston Twp.; granddaughter, Madelyn; son, Peter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with the Rev. John C. Major, officiating. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643 or the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.


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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 9, 2018